Dream Builders: Santiago Calatrava


January 29 2013 • 7.00pm
to 8.30pm

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









Santiago Calatrava
© Nathan Black



In partnership with

BBC World Service