Project: The Story Behind the Facade
City of Culture of Glacia
Season 1, Episode 3 • Documentary, 01-Jan-2009
City of Culture of Glacia - Santiago de Compostela, Spain by Peter Eisenman Architects. The architect Peter Eisenman created a landscape made of buildings in the Spanish Pilger town Santiago de Compostela.
Up Next in Season 1
The architect‘s office Denari constructed a building that cantilevers from the base. The property, built on stilts is positioned over an old railway line that now forms part of New York's Highline parklands.
Carrasco International Airport
Uruguay, a country with a flat, gently rolling landscape. The architect Rafael Vinoly was concerned with finding an appropriate form suitable for the airport site. "A distinctive style is secondary... but an airport also has something magical about it," says Vinoly. "It is more than the sum of it...
Oslo Opera and Ballet House
The Opera House in Oslo was awarded the EU prize for contemporary architecture, the "Mies van der Rohe Prize", in 2009.
Tarald Lundevall, project manager of Snøhetta Architects talks about materials and backgrounds during an 8-year construction period.