City of Arts and Sciences

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Title

City of Arts and Sciences
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

Agent

Felix Candela (Mexican architect, 1910-1998)
Santiago Calatrava Valls (Spanish architect, born 1951)

Location

Valencia, Valencia, Spain
39.10289

Date

1991-2005 (creation)
20th century
21st century

Style Period

Twenty-first century

Cultural Context

Spanish

Worktype

buildings
exhibition buildings
museums
buildings
performing arts buildings
concert halls
opera houses
buildings
performing arts buildings
theaters (buildings)
motion picture theaters
buildings
recreation buildings
entertainment buildings
complexes
recreation areas
parks (recreation areas)

Material

glass
steel
ceramic tile

Technique

construction (assembling)
gardening

Subject

Architecture and City Planning
architecture
contemporary (1960 to present)
recreation and games
festivals
seascape
parks (recreation areas)

Description

Entrance to Science Museum
The City of Arts and Sciences is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia. It is situated at the end of the old riverbed Turia. Turia became a garden in 1980, after the bypass of the river by the great flood of Valencia in 1957. Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela, the project underwent the first stages of construction in July, 1996 and the finished city was inaugurated April 16, 1998 with the opening of L'Hemisferic. The last great component of the City of the Arts and the Sciences, El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, was opened October 9, 2005.

Rights

© Javier Gomez

ID

GOMEZAT4158

Source

Javier Gomez

State Edition

35 mm slides

Citation

Candela, Felix and Santiago Calatrava Valls, City of Arts and Sciences, 1991-2005 (creation), Valencia, Valencia, Spain, TTU Arch Design Images. Image Source: Javier Gomez. https://archimage.lib.ttu.edu/items/show/11574.

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