Bronze 2018 / Architecture / Buildings

Mothership

  • Prizes
    Silver in Architecture/Cityscapes, Bronze in Architecture/Buildings
  • Company
    David Handley
  • Photographer
    David Handley

Santiago Calatrava is a Spanish architect, structural engineer and sculptor, whose unconventional, unique buildings are reminiscent of 1950's Sci-Fi fantasies. When I first saw his Palacio de Congresos building in Oviedo, Spain, I was in awe of it's grandeur and loftiness. Nestled tightly in a 1970's residential area, it appears alien and disproportionately majestic to it's surroundings, as if it were an invading space-ship just landed. This photographic study explores the building's relationship with it's conflicting environment and highlights it's futuristic contours.