Session

Architecture, Spatial Planning and Civil Engineering

Description

This paper presents a description of the buildings of the City of Arts and Science and defines the key elements that Calatrava uses in the designing of this complex.

In the beginning is presented a general description of the City of Arts and Science. A further analysis is been done for each building, which is based in the context of the concept that Calatrava uses. Also is done an analysis in the context of shape, structure and materials, which are very connected with the concept of the architect. In the end, are analyzed also the elements that are similar with his prior projects and how they have been developed. These elements also have been served for his recent work.

The paper concludes that the key elements that Calatrava uses in this complex are almost the key element that Calatrava has been used in the other prior projects. These key elements which are also present in its recent works, creates the design vocabulary that Calatrava uses in his projects.

Keywords:

Calatrava’s geometric shapes, design’s elements, structure

Session Chair

Binak Beqaj

Session Co-Chair

Josep Mias

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-23-3

First Page

32

Last Page

42

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

1-11-2013 2:30 PM

End Date

1-11-2013 2:45 PM

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Architecture Commons

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Santiago Calatrava, City of Arts and Science: The Similarity of the Elements

Durres, Albania

This paper presents a description of the buildings of the City of Arts and Science and defines the key elements that Calatrava uses in the designing of this complex.

In the beginning is presented a general description of the City of Arts and Science. A further analysis is been done for each building, which is based in the context of the concept that Calatrava uses. Also is done an analysis in the context of shape, structure and materials, which are very connected with the concept of the architect. In the end, are analyzed also the elements that are similar with his prior projects and how they have been developed. These elements also have been served for his recent work.

The paper concludes that the key elements that Calatrava uses in this complex are almost the key element that Calatrava has been used in the other prior projects. These key elements which are also present in its recent works, creates the design vocabulary that Calatrava uses in his projects.