A bridge between Architecture and Civil Engineering

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Title: A bridge between Architecture and Civil Engineering
Author: Calatrava, Santiago
Description: Special public lecture presented on December 13, 2013 from 2:00- 3:00 pm in the LeCraw Auditorium, Scheller College of Business. Santiago Calatrava is a Spanish architect widely known for his ability to blend advanced engineering solutions with dramatic visual statements, in both bridges and buildings. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent and most innovative architects, Santiago Calatrava was trained as a sculptor, engineer, and architect. He has transformed cities all over the world with his highly recognizable, soaring public structures. His work transcends the traditional boundaries between art, architecture, and engineering, and his projects have won critical acclaim internationally. Calatrava has completed more than 80 projects, including the Athens Olympic Stadium; train stations in Zurich, Paris, Lisbon, Reggio Emilia, Italy, and many other cities; bridges in Venice, Bilbao, and Calgary; and the City of Arts and Sciences, which transformed his hometown of Valencia, Spain, into a prime tourist destination. In the United States, he is currently working on the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York; the Sundial Bridge in Redding, California; the bridges over the Trinity River in Dallas; and the first building for Florida Polytechnic University’s new campus. Calatrava’s work has been shown at many exhibitions, including a retrospective at the RIBA London, and the exhibition “Structure and Expression” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Most recently, his “The Quest for Movement” was exhibited at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Among the numerous prizes and awards Calatrava has received from renowned institutions and organizations are the UIA Auguste Perret Prize, the Gold Medal of the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Royal College of Art “Sir Misha Black Medal,” the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute Gold Medal, the Principe de Asturias Art Prize, SEFI’s Leonardo da Vinci Medal, the MIT “Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts” for his artistic achievements, the Grande Médaille d’Or de l’Académie d’Architecture, and the AIA National Medal. Named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, Calatrava was also named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine. Calatrava is a permanent guest lecturer at universities such as the ETH Zurich, MIT School of Architecture and Design, Yale University, Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism in Tel Aviv, and Columbia University. Runtime: 84:20 minutes.
Type: Lecture
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/50048
Date: 2013-12-13
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology. College of Computing
Relation: School of Architecture Lecture Series
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Architecture
Civil engineering

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