Event Title

Calatrava’s Restoration of Hope and Pride for the City of Milwaukee

Student Presenter Information

Joshua Strasshofer, Old Dominion University

Presentation Type

Event

Description/Abstract

Santiago Calatrava is an architect and engineer who is known for his energetic bridge designs and flowing building compositions that challenge normal architectural practices. Tasked with an extension of the Milwaukee Museum of Art, Calatrava designed the Quadracci Pavilion as a new identity for the museum and an extension for the city of Milwaukee. The client wanted “a new urban landmark” for an area that contains fairly pre-modern architecture. Calatrava’s extension defied “form follows function” by complementing Lake Michigan with its organic forms and melding with the existing additions leaving people with a priceless feeling of hope for their city.

Comments

Mentor: Dr. Robert Wojtowicz

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

18-2-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

18-2-2017 10:00 AM

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Calatrava’s Restoration of Hope and Pride for the City of Milwaukee

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Santiago Calatrava is an architect and engineer who is known for his energetic bridge designs and flowing building compositions that challenge normal architectural practices. Tasked with an extension of the Milwaukee Museum of Art, Calatrava designed the Quadracci Pavilion as a new identity for the museum and an extension for the city of Milwaukee. The client wanted “a new urban landmark” for an area that contains fairly pre-modern architecture. Calatrava’s extension defied “form follows function” by complementing Lake Michigan with its organic forms and melding with the existing additions leaving people with a priceless feeling of hope for their city.