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Santiago Calatrava Commissioned to Design His First Bridge in China

Santiago Calatrava Commissioned to Design His First Bridge in China
Santiago Calatrava Commissioned to Design His First Bridge in China, Rendering of Huashan. Image Courtesy of AECOM
Rendering of Huashan. Image Courtesy of AECOM

The Hubei United Investment Group (HUIG) has commissioned Santiago Calatrava to design three major highway and pedestrian bridges in the AECOM-masterplanned city of Huashan, 12 miles east of downtown Wuhan. The bridges will be Calatrava's first project in China. They will span a new man-made canal that bisects Huashan's urban center and connects two lakes that feed the Yangtze River.

“It gives me great personal satisfaction and represents a grand challenge that I face with great enthusiasm to help develop this ambitious project that enables me to design my first bridges in the Far East," says Calatrava. 

Since opening his practice in the early 1980s, Calatrava has designed more than 50 bridges worldwide, including Spain's Bac de Roda Bridge and Texas' Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Santiago Calatrava Commissioned to Design His First Bridge in China" 23 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/623169/santiago-calatrava-commissioned-to-design-his-first-bridge-in-china/> ISSN 0719-8884