Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences has taken a starring role in Tomorrowland, Disney’s latest blockbuster. Located in the former riverbed of the Turia in Valencia, Spain, the City of Arts and Sciences comprises a cinema (L’Hemisfèric), a landscaped walk and sculpture garden (L’Umbracle), the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, the largest aquarium in Europe (L’Oceanográfico), and the renowned Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. The complex was constructed in stages commencing in July 1996, and opened to the public in October 2005. Unique and strikingly futuristic, the iconic group of buildings caught the eye of Tomorrowland producer Jeffrey Chernov, who spoke effusively of the building at a recent press conference for the film.
“Calatrava’s architecture is just phenomenal and inventive and exciting. It’s very skeletal, like you’re looking at the vertebrae of a dinosaur or prehistoric fish,” said Chernov. “You walk into that place and you never want to leave. That’s the vibe we
Frank Gehry Awarded Getty Medal For "Changing the Course of Architecture"
Report Offers 10 Recommendations To Curb London’s Tall Building Boom
You may also like
Benjamin Hubert, Alison Brooks and dRMM are among the architects and designers that will create ...
Sasanbell and Cooper Cromar have been chosen to design the UK’s “most sustainable facility:” the £200 ...
The Institute for Rational Urban Mobility is hosting the just-announced Vision42 Design Competition calling on architects, designers, ...