Dream Builders: Santiago Calatrava

29 January 2013

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


RIBA, 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD


Very high interest resulted in all RIBA tickets for this event being booked within a day of release.

The world's greatest architects talk to Razia Iqbal at the RIBA.

Santiago Calatrava is an architect, artist and engineer who has carved a career in building that fuses architecture, sculpture and engineering. His international reputation for building was first established through his dazzling bridges, which have come to define many cities around the world.

In Venice he controversially created the first bridge for 70 years and only the fourth ever to have spanned the Grand Canal. He was named a 'Global Leader for Tomorrow' by the World Economic Forum in 1993 and by 2005 he had become one of the worlds most influential people for Time Magazine.

From the Alamillo Bridge and Cartuja Viaduct in Seville to the Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV station, his uncompromising, ambitious and exciting architecture has uplifted many and left others outraged. His work also includes the Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in his home city of Valencia, Spain.

In partnership with the BBC, the RIBA brings you an opportunity to direct questions to Santiago Calatrava as he is interviewed by Razia Iqbal about his perspective on the life-changing role of architecture in contemporary society and what he hopes to achieve in the future.

A recording of the event will be broadcast by the BBC World Service in 2013.


Free event
Advance booking essential


Please note that, because this event is in partnership with the BBC, tickets are free, but do NOT constitute confirmation of a place at the event.

As people often book for free events and then decide not to come, on this occasion we are issuing more tickets than there are seats available, to allow for this.

We have considered carefully how many extra tickets to issue, but we recommend that you arrive in good time to be sure you are not disappointed. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. 











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