Modern Milwaukee Art Museum by Santiago Calatrava

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The Milwaukee Art Museum is an architectural landmark, comprised of three buildings at 341,000-square-foot designed by three legendary architects: Eero Saarinen (War Memorial Center), David Kahler (Kahler Building), and Santiago Calatrava (Quadracci Pavilion). The museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education.

Opening Hours:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday,

Admission:
$15 adults
$12 seniors and students with ID.

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Peace Bridge by Santiago Calatrava, Calgary

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Calgary’s Peace Bridge was designed by award winning architect and bridge designer Santiago Calatrava, It was officially opened to the public on March 24, 2012. More than 6,000 citizen are using the Peace Bridge each day. Bridge deck is a combination of cast-in-place and pre-cast concrete. Structural painted steel, concrete, glass fibre rebar, stainless steel and structural glass was used in bridge construction.

Facts:
length of bridge: 126 m
total width: 8 m
total height: 5.85 m
total weighs: 1050 metric tonnes
total cost: $24.5 million

     $19.8 million: construction with contingency
     $3.45 million: design and engineering
     $1.25 million: administration, quality assurance, insurance, etc.

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The Umbracle in Valencia by Santiago Calatrava

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The Umbracle includes numerous sculptures surrounded by nature and was designed as an entrance to the City of Arts and Sciences. It is one of Calatrava’s more interesting works. This place features allow visitors to take a stroll in the gardens where you can see native mediterranean vegetation and plant species of the city of Valencia such as cistus, lentisk, rosemary, lavender, honeysuckle, bougainvillea, palm trees … It is located on the southern side of the complex. It is 320 meters (1,050 ft) long and 60 meters (197 ft) wide. Umbracle is also hosting the largest exhibitions in Europe.

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Palace of the Arts Looks like Space Ship

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Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts is an opera house and cultural centre in Valencia, Spain. It was designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. It opened on 8 October 2005 and becoming a symbol of the cityscape of Valencia. The main building is designed with the dual intention of acting as a multi-hall auditorium and creating an urban landmark of a certain monumentality. The main Hall is at the heart of the building. The roof with 230 m. in length and 70 m. in height is the most representative part of the complex.

Developer: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias S.A.
Location: Antiguo cauce del río Turia/Old Turia riverbed
Contractor: UTE Necso-Dragados
Acoustics: Alfonso García (García B.B.M., S.L.)

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