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Santiago Calatrava

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Santiago Calatrava Valls (born 28 July 1951) is a Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter, particularly known for his bridges supported by single leaning pylons, and his railway stations, stadiums, and museums, whose sculptural forms often resemble living organisms. His best-known works include the Olympic Sports Complex of Athens, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Turning Torso tower in Malmö, Sweden, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City, the Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Texas, and his largest project, the City of Arts and Sciences and Opera House in his birthplace, Valencia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Santiago Calatrava has received more than 1,730,761 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Santiago Calatrava is the 32nd most popular architect (up from 45th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Spain (up from 134th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Architect.

Santiago Calatrava is most famous for his design of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Central Library, and the Turning Torso Tower in Malmö, Sweden.

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Among architects, Santiago Calatrava ranks 32 out of 424Before him are Adolf Loos, Apollodorus of Damascus, Tadao Ando, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Henry van de Velde, and Peter Behrens. After him are Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, André Le Nôtre, Suger, Hippodamus of Miletus, and Ictinus.

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Among people born in 1951, Santiago Calatrava ranks 10Before him are Sting, Phil Collins, Louis van Gaal, Kurt Russell, Geoffrey Rush, and Michelle Bachelet. After him are Stellan Skarsgård, Mohamed Morsi, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bonnie Tyler, Romina Power, and Anatoly Karpov.

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Among people born in Spain, Santiago Calatrava ranks 110 out of 2,932Before him are Pablo de Sarasate (1844), Ferdinand VI of Spain (1713), Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566), Peter of Castile (1334), Martial (40), and Manuel de Falla (1876). After him are Ferdinand III of Castile (1199), Vicente del Bosque (1950), Alfonso V of Aragon (1396), Juan Antonio Samaranch (1920), Miguel Primo de Rivera (1870), and Vincent of Saragossa (300).


Among architects born in Spain, Santiago Calatrava ranks 2Before him are Antoni Gaudí (1852). After him are Ricardo Bofill (1939), Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850), Rafael Moneo (1937), Alonzo Cano (1601), Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867), Juan de Herrera (1530), Félix Candela (1910), Josep Lluís Sert (1902), Josep Maria Jujol (1879), and José Benito de Churriguera (1665).