The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies announced Santiago Calatrava as the recipient of the 2015 European Prize for Architecture.
The accolade is Europe’s most prestigious architecture prize, awarded annually to architects who have made substantial contributions to the field while ensuring their designs benefit humanity.
“The Spanish-born architect Calatrava is more than just an architect,” said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, the president of the Chicago Athenaeum. “He is a visionary theorist, philosopher and utopian and a true artist in the craft of engineering and architectonic expressionism.”
The European Prize for Architecture will honor Calatrava at a ceremony on November 17 at the World Trade Center in New York City.