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28 Jan 2023
Calatrava Boulevard, Königsallee, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, north west Germany
Calatrava Boulevard Königsallee Düsseldorf building
image courtesy CENTRUM Gruppe / Santiago Calatrava LLC.
Calatrava Boulevard Königsallee Düsseldorf Building
Uwe Reppegather, founder and Managing Director of the CENTRUM Group, Lord Mayor Dr. Stephan Keller and architect and engineer Dr. Santiago Calatrava today presented an architecturally refined and sustainable project for a luxury building complex with international appeal located on a site between Königsallee, Königstrasse and Steinstrasse.

Santiago Calatrava Building News

4 Feb 2017
£1bn Greenwich Project by Architect Santiago Calatrava

The Spanish architect revealed the scheme at a special launch event on 2 February, alongside London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Peter Murray of NLA, and Richard Margree and Sammy Lee from developers Knight Dragon:

Peninsula Place buildings in Greenwich by Santiago Calatrava

Greenwich Project by Santiago Calatrava

27 Jan 2017

The firm behind the ongoing regeneration of south-east London’s Greenwich Peninsula is set to unveil a £1 billion project.

Santiago Calatrava Greenwich Development

The Spanish architect will reveal the scheme at a special launch event on 2 February, alongside London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the senior management team of development company Knight Dragon, reports CLADnews.

Little has been revealed about the project, except for the fact it will be located “at the heart” of the growing residential and cultural district, which covers a 150 acre area around the O2 Arena to the south of the River Thames.

Knight Dragon has previously revealed Greenwich Peninsula will include 15,720 new homes across seven districts, a design zone for startups, a host of leisure venues and public spaces, central London’s largest film studio and a 5km “sculptural running trail”.

Other architects known to be working on the scheme include Skidmore, Owings & Merrill – creators of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and the new World Trade Centre in New York – who have designed residences in the exclusive Upper Riverside neighbourhood.

Knight Dragon says £8.4bn (US$10.5bn, €9.8bn) will be invested in the peninsula, including £500m (US$628.6m, €584.4m) for the public spaces.

4 Mar 2016
WTC transportation hub, New York City, NY, USA

New York opens world’s most expensive station near 9/11 site.

The world’s most expensive station has opened to the public in New York, close to the site of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The WTC Transportation Hub New York City is expected to serve more than 200,000 commuters daily.

WTC transportation hub New York building by Santiago Calatrava
photo by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner from Wellington, New Zealand – The new transportation hub in the making across from the 9/11 memorial, CC BY-SA 2.0,

WTC_West Concourse from Mo Daoud on Vimeo.

The NY Times says of this boldly organic building, “Santiago Calatrava’s winged dove, beefed up to meet security demands, devolved into a dino carcass. The project’s cost soared toward a head-slapping, unconscionable $4 billion in public money for what, in effect, is the 18th-busiest subway stop in New York City, tucked inside a shopping mall, down the block from another shopping center.”

New York Times article: World Trade Center Transportation hub in New York City

New York Times Video:

World Trade Center Transportation Hub by Santiago Calatrava
photo by Doc Searls from Santa Barbara, USA – 2015_06_14_nyc-wtc_077, CC BY 2.0,

16 Feb 2016
Dubai Creek Harbor Tower, UAE
Dubai Creek Observation Tower Building by Santiago Calatrava
image © architects office
This architecture studio won the architectural competition to design an observation tower for the Dubai Creek Harbor development.

10 Dec 2015
New Yangtze River Crossings in China
Santiago Calatrava Bridge in City of Huashan
image © Santiago Calatrava LLC
New Yangtze River Crossings in China by Santiago Calatrava
Located in the Central Chinese Province of Hubei, the Huashan Bridges Will Facilitate Cars, Pedestrians and Cyclists across the City’s Newly-Constructed Yangtze River Canal.

18 Nov 2015
The architect received the 2015 European Prize for Architecture
Over a hundred design professionals and associates of architect Santiago Calatrava gathered in lower Manhattan, on the tenth floor of Seven World Trade Center in a space overlooking his transit hub that is currently on site. The Chicago Athenaeum awarded the honor in conjunction with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design, and Urban Studies.

11 Apr 2014

Major Santiago Calatrava Building

New larger photos of a key building by this world-famous architect:

City of Arts & Sciences in Valencia, Spain:
City Arts Sciences Valencia

Santiago Calatrava Building

Santiago Calatrava News

Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge, eastern Israel – added 14 May 2013
Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge
photograph © Adrian Welch

Yuan Ze University Buildings, Taiwan
Date built: 2012-
Yuan Ze University Buildings
rendering courtesy of architecture practice
Yuan Ze University Buildings – 12 Feb 2012
The project will consist of a Performing Arts Center, a new Art and Design school and the Y.Z. Hsu Memorial Hall, which is dedicated to the university’s founder, Mr. Yu-Ziang Hsu. The Performing Arts Center will house a 1,200 seat concert hall and a 500 seat theater that can be used for both traditional and experimental performances.

Denver International Airport South Terminal Redevelopment, Colorado, USA
Date built: 2010-
Denver Airport Building
picture : Santiago Calatrava LLC
Denver Airport Development

Museum of Tomorrow, Brazil
Museum of Tomorrow Rio de Janeiro

NYC Ballet Stagesets, New York, USA
Date built: 2010
New York City Ballet Stagesets
photo : Paul Kolnik
New York City Ballet Stagesets

Samuel Beckett Bridge, Ireland
Date built: 2009
Samuel Beckett Bridge Dublin
photo : Peter Barrow Photographers
Samuel Beckett Bridge

Liege-Guillemins Railway Station, Belgium
Liege-Guillemins TGV Railway Station
photo :, B.Burg / O. Schuh
Belgian TGV Railway Station

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Texas, USA
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
picture : Santiago Calatrava LLC
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas

Peace Bridge, Calgary, Canada
Peace Bridge Calgary
picture : Santiago Calatrava LLC
Peace Bridge Calgary

Featured Buildings by this Zurich Architecture Practice

Santiago Calatrava Buildings / Projects, alphabetical:

Alamillo Bridge, Seville, Spain
Puente del Alamillo
photo © Gonzalo Navarro
Alamillo Bridge

Bac de Roda Felipe II Bridge, Spain
Barcelona Bridge
image © Thomas Boczko
Barcelona Bridge project

City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain
City of Arts and Sciences
image © Paul Zanre
City of Arts and Sciences

Communications Tower, Montjuic, Spain
Montjuic Tower
photo © Adrian Welch
Montjuic Tower, Barcelona

City Point, City of London, UK
City Point
photograph © Adrian Welch
City Point London

Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande, Venice
Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande Venice, Barbara Burg/Oliver Schuh
Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande Venice

Trinity Bridge, Manchester, England
Trinity Bridge
photo © matthew ansell
Manchester bridge

Turning Torso Tower, Malmö, Sweden
Turning Torso Tower, Barbara Burg/Oliver Schuh
Turning Torso Malmo building

University of South Florida Polytechnic Campus, Lakeland, Florida, USA
University of South Florida Polytechnic : First building for the school’s new campus

More architecture projects by Santiago Calatrava, architect, online soon

RIBA Architecture exhibition 1992 – architect Santiago Calatrava on right:
Santiago Calatrava
photograph © Isabelle Lomholt

Key Santiago Calatrava Buildings

Santiago Calatrava Designs, reverse chronological:

World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York City, USA
Dates built: 2006-10
TGV Train Station, Liège, Belgium
Date built: 2009
Fordham Spire, Chicago, USA
[building not yet started]
Piazzale Roma Footbridge – across the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
Ysios Winery – Bodegas & Bebidas, Laguardia, Rioja Alavesa, nr Logroño, Spain

Palau de les Arts Rena Sofia, Valencia, Spain
Turning Torso Apartment and Office Tower, Malmö, Sweden
Athens Olympic Sports Complex, Athens, Greece
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Satolas TGV Station – Lyon-Satolas Airport Railway Station, Lyon, France
Puente del Alamillo – Alamillo Bridge, Seville, Spain
Montjuic Communications Tower, Olympic Ring, Barcelona, Spain
BCE Place, Toronto, Canada
Stadelhofen Railway Station, Zürich, Switzerland
Bac de Roda Felipe II Bridge, Barcelona, Spain

More projects by architect Santiago Calatrava online soon

Santiago Calatrava Architect : more project information

Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias, Valencia
Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias
image © Paul Zanre

World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, USA
WTC New York

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich Architecture Practice Information

Santiago Calatrava architecture studio based in Zurich, Switzerland

Architect, artist, and engineer Santiago Calatrava was born 1951, in Valencia, Spain

Santiago Calatrava studied architecture from 1968 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Valencia. From 1975-81 Santiago studied at the ETH in Zurich. The architect married and settled in the city. His first architecture competition win, in 1983, was for the Stadelhofen Railway Station in Zurich. Calatrava then set up his architecture studio in the city.


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