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Inspired by

 Gare de Saint - 
 Exupéry TGV  

Location: Lyon, France

The Lyon-Saint-Exupery, initially called Satolas station is the terminus of the TGV trains connecting the airport with the city of Lyon, 24 kilometers south, the first airport that connects directly to the European System of Trains High Speed. Designed in 1989, the station was completed in 1994. Like other structures airports, as TWA Terminal at JFK airport from Eero Saarinen, or Zurich, based on figures of birds, the design of Calatrava to the Gare de Lyon-Saint-Exupéry has the aerodynamics of a bird. The structure of almost forty meters high steel and concrete is the metaphor of a huge bird that stretches out its wings, covering or protecting the railway.


 Santiago Calatrava 

Santiago Calatrava Valls (Valencian pronunciation: [santiˈaɣo kalaˈtɾava ˈvaʎs], born 28 July 1951) is a Spanish neofuturistic architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter. Calatrava has defined his style as bridging the division between structural engineering and architecture. In his projects, he claims to continue a tradition of Spanish modernist engineering that included Félix Candela, Antonio Gaudí, and Rafael Guastavino, with a very personal style that derives from numerous studies of the human body and the natural world. →

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