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arch archidaily archilovers architecture architecturelovers architecturephotography architektura building calatrava Born and raised in Valencia Calatrava grew up wanting to be an artist Calatrava soon won a competition to design a local train station. The design design designer featuring moving parts that required off-site fabrication finding the classes canceled he left home to attend l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. However he returned to Valencia to enroll in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. After graduating he went to ETH Zurich to receive a degree in structural engineering followed by a PhD in technical science house housedesigner Houses including his Bac de Roda Bridge in Barcelona inspired by the skeleton of a dog that he had received as a gift instadaily interiordesign landscape luxurious luxury luxuryhomes making him one of the few architects at the time to also be fully trained as an engineer. Starting his own practice in Zurich in 1981 modernarchitecture moderndesign moderndesignfurniture modernhouses modernism modernistarchitecture nature santiagocalatrava spain taking art classes at 8 years old. Encouraged by his parents who saw potential for an international future for their son the Milwaukee Art Museum the student protests were at their climax and urban valencia went even further when he arrived in 1968 with curving concrete corridors that come together to create the semblance of a ribcage. His first American project with organic forms reminiscent of a bird. It was also during his early career that he would design many of the bridges that helped to define his reputation as an architect would be an indication of the style that would later define him

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