Monument: Quadracci PavilionLocation: Milwaukee, WisconsinArchitect: Santiago CalatravaYear: 1994-2001
In order to generate a more visible identity for their institution, the Milwaukee Art Museum hired Santiago Calatrava to design a building in his signature style next to the existing Eero Saarinen designed War Memorial Center. What initially began as a modest plan for an addition rapidly grew in scale as funding increased due to excitement surrounding the project. The resulting museum, Calatrava’s first State-side commission, employs the architect’s signature architectural language of white poured-in-place concrete, graceful curves, and cutting edge engineering to full effect. Two 217ft operable wings, made of 72 steel fins, act as a sunscreen and create a dramatic show for visitors during opening and closing hours.

Monument: Quadracci Pavilion
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Year: 1994-2001

In order to generate a more visible identity for their institution, the Milwaukee Art Museum hired Santiago Calatrava to design a building in his signature style next to the existing Eero Saarinen designed War Memorial Center. What initially began as a modest plan for an addition rapidly grew in scale as funding increased due to excitement surrounding the project. The resulting museum, Calatrava’s first State-side commission, employs the architect’s signature architectural language of white poured-in-place concrete, graceful curves, and cutting edge engineering to full effect. Two 217ft operable wings, made of 72 steel fins, act as a sunscreen and create a dramatic show for visitors during opening and closing hours.

Monument: Palau de les Arts Reina SofíaLocation: Valencia, SpainArchitect: Santiago CalatravaYear:  1995- 2005
Struck by friendly fire!

Monument: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
Location: Valencia, Spain
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Year:  1995- 2005

Struck by friendly fire!

Monument: Palau de les Arts Reina SofíaLocation: Valencia, SpainArchitect: Santiago CalatravaYear:  1995- 2005
The final addition to the ambitious City of Arts and Sciences development elaborates upon Calatrava's architectural language that is equal parts engineering and poetics. Forms reminiscent of marine biology are prevalent on both the exterior and interior, drawing a relationship to the old riverbed the complex is built on. The interior program consists of four concert halls of various size, ample atrium space, along with all necessary technical facilities. These dissimilar volumes are unified and given an identity by the symmetrical white concrete shell. A metal-clad “feather” hovers over the entire structure supported at only the western end.

Monument: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
Location: Valencia, Spain
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Year:  1995- 2005

The final addition to the ambitious City of Arts and Sciences development elaborates upon Calatrava's architectural language that is equal parts engineering and poetics. Forms reminiscent of marine biology are prevalent on both the exterior and interior, drawing a relationship to the old riverbed the complex is built on. The interior program consists of four concert halls of various size, ample atrium space, along with all necessary technical facilities. These dissimilar volumes are unified and given an identity by the symmetrical white concrete shell. A metal-clad “feather” hovers over the entire structure supported at only the western end.

Monument: Quadracci PavilionLocation: Milwaukee, WisconsinArchitect: Santiago CalatravaYear: 1994-2001
In order to generate a more visible identity for their institution, the Milwaukee Art Museum hired Santiago Calatrava to design a building in his signature style next to the existing Eero Saarinen designed War Memorial Center. What initially began as a modest plan for an addition rapidly grew in scale as funding increased due to excitement surrounding the project. The resulting museum, Calatrava’s first State-side commission, employs the architect’s signature architectural language of white poured-in-place concrete, graceful curves, and cutting edge engineering to full effect. Two 217ft operable wings, made of 72 steel fins, act as a sunscreen and create a dramatic show for visitors during opening and closing hours.

Monument: Quadracci Pavilion
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Year: 1994-2001

In order to generate a more visible identity for their institution, the Milwaukee Art Museum hired Santiago Calatrava to design a building in his signature style next to the existing Eero Saarinen designed War Memorial Center. What initially began as a modest plan for an addition rapidly grew in scale as funding increased due to excitement surrounding the project. The resulting museum, Calatrava’s first State-side commission, employs the architect’s signature architectural language of white poured-in-place concrete, graceful curves, and cutting edge engineering to full effect. Two 217ft operable wings, made of 72 steel fins, act as a sunscreen and create a dramatic show for visitors during opening and closing hours.

Monument: Palau de les Arts Reina SofíaLocation: Valencia, SpainArchitect: Santiago CalatravaYear:  1995- 2005
Struck by friendly fire!

Monument: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
Location: Valencia, Spain
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Year:  1995- 2005

Struck by friendly fire!

Monument: Palau de les Arts Reina SofíaLocation: Valencia, SpainArchitect: Santiago CalatravaYear:  1995- 2005
The final addition to the ambitious City of Arts and Sciences development elaborates upon Calatrava's architectural language that is equal parts engineering and poetics. Forms reminiscent of marine biology are prevalent on both the exterior and interior, drawing a relationship to the old riverbed the complex is built on. The interior program consists of four concert halls of various size, ample atrium space, along with all necessary technical facilities. These dissimilar volumes are unified and given an identity by the symmetrical white concrete shell. A metal-clad “feather” hovers over the entire structure supported at only the western end.

Monument: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
Location: Valencia, Spain
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Year:  1995- 2005

The final addition to the ambitious City of Arts and Sciences development elaborates upon Calatrava's architectural language that is equal parts engineering and poetics. Forms reminiscent of marine biology are prevalent on both the exterior and interior, drawing a relationship to the old riverbed the complex is built on. The interior program consists of four concert halls of various size, ample atrium space, along with all necessary technical facilities. These dissimilar volumes are unified and given an identity by the symmetrical white concrete shell. A metal-clad “feather” hovers over the entire structure supported at only the western end.

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