Bridges of Santiago Calatrava – connections between cultures



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Bac De Roda Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Born in the Spanish city of Valencia architect Santiago Calatrava might rightly be called a citizen of the world.

His works are in different parts of the world. They are cultural bridge between countries. Calatrava’s style is considered as a bridge between civil engineering and architecture. True bridges that connect the two banks are among the most remarkable creations of the great architect. They like hanging in the air wondrous forms. Genius combines elegant lines of the architecture with strict forms of engineering.

Puente Bac de Roda bridge

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Puente Bac de Roda bridge

The first bridge architect Calatrava Bach de Roda in Barcelona and the project earned him worldwide fame. It binds not only real but also symbolic two areas in Barcelona Sant Andreu and Sant Marti. Bach de Roda Bridge in Calatrava’s distinctive style and is inspired by the wonderful forms of nature.

Alamillo Bridge in Seville

Alamillo Bridge in Seville is the most interesting facilities in Spanish Town and has become a tourist attraction and is very beautiful at night when illuminated with many lamps. It was built for the International Expo 1992 Some people compare the bridge with the harp, the other he looks like a swan, while others say it is the mast of a ship. With its unconventional ideas the artist provokes the imagination of people. White color and curved shapes are used by Calatrava bridge in Alameda in Valencia.

Puente De La Mujer bridge

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Puente De La Mujer bridge

White and has a unique look and the bridge Puente De La Mujer (Bridge Of The Woman) in Buenos Aires. Impressive are the three bridges of Calatrava in Hoofdvaart, Netherlands. They are called Harp, Cittern and Lute. All of them are like sculptures have become an attraction. Tourist companies in destinations include masterpieces of Calatrava. Interestingly the decision of the authorities in Dallas to attract architects to build the bridge.

Bow River in Calgary

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Bow River in Calgary

Bridge of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava over the Bow River in Calgary is an unusual project for his style. The author has complied with the requirement of local facility to no elements to prevent the flight of helicopters from a nearby playground. The architect is not used and preferred white as in winter it will blend with the landscape. The project is a bridge-tube steel spiral. Outside are red, but inside, in bright colors. The roof is covered with transparent panels of tempered glass.
Text by Dani Alexandrova

Puente Alameda in Valencia

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Puente Alameda in Valencia


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