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Santiago Calatrava
Santiago Calatrava
Santiago Calatrava
Valls (born 28 July 1951) is a Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter, particularly known for his bridges supported by single leaning pylons, and his railway stations, stadiums, and museums, whose sculptural forms often resemble living organisms.[1] His best-known works include the Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Art Museum, the Turning Torso
Turning Torso
tower in Malmö, Sweden, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Texas, and his largest project, the City of Arts and Sciences and Opera House, in his birthplace, Valencia
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Spanish Naming Customs
Spanish naming customs
Spanish naming customs
are historical traditions for naming children practised in Spain. According to these customs, a person's name consists of a given name (simple or composite) followed by two family names (surnames). The first surname is usually the father's first surname, and the second the mother's first surname. In recent years, the order of the surnames can be decided at birth. Often, the practice is to use one given name and the first surname only (e.g. Miguel de Unamuno), with the full name being used in legal, formal, and documentary matters, or for disambiguation when the first surname is very common (e.g. Federico García Lorca). [1]. In these cases, it is common to use only the second surname, as in “Lorca” or “Zapatero”
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Ibiza
Ibiza
Ibiza
(Catalan: Eivissa) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
off the east coast of Spain. It is 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the city of Valencia. It is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, an autonomous community of Spain. Its largest settlements are Ibiza
Ibiza
Town (Catalan: Vila d'Eivissa, or simply Vila), Santa Eulària des Riu, and Sant Antoni de Portmany. Its highest point, called Sa Talaiassa
Sa Talaiassa
(or Sa Talaia), is 475 metres (1,558 feet) above sea level. Ibiza
Ibiza
has become well known for its association with nightlife, electronic music that originated on the island, and for the summer club scene, all of which attract large numbers of tourists drawn to that type of holiday
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Surname
A surname, family name, or last name is the portion of a personal name that indicates a person's family (or tribe or community, depending on the culture).[1] Depending on the culture all members of a family unit may have identical surnames or there may be variations based on the cultural rules. In the English-speaking world, a surname is commonly referred to as a last name because it is usually placed at the end of a person's full name, after any given names. In many parts of Asia, as well as some parts of Europe
Europe
and Africa, the family name is placed before a person's given name. In most Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries, two surnames are commonly used and in some families that claim a connection to nobility even three are used. Surnames have not always existed and today are not universal in all cultures. This tradition has arisen separately in different cultures around the world
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Dallas, Texas
Dallas, officially City
City
of Dallas, is within the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the United States.[8] Dallas
Dallas
is a modern metropolis city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Texas
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Doha
Doha
Doha
(Arabic: الدوحة‎, ad-Dawḥa or ad-Dōḥa, pronounced [adˈdawħa]) is the capital city and most populous city of the State of Qatar. Doha
Doha
has a population of 1,351,000 in a city proper with the population close to 1.5 million.[1] The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
in the east of the country. It is Qatar's fastest growing city, with over 50% of the nation's population living in Doha
Doha
or its surrounding suburbs, and it is also the economic centre of the country. Doha
Doha
was founded in the 1820s as an offshoot of Al Bidda
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Zürich
Zürich
Zürich
or Zurich (/ˈzjʊərɪk/ ZEWR-ik) is the largest city in Switzerland
Switzerland
and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland[3] at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028[4] inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million[5] and the Zürich metropolitan area
Zürich metropolitan area
1.83 million.[6] Zürich
Zürich
is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport
Zürich Airport
and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country. Permanently settled for over 2000 years, Zürich
Zürich
was founded by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum
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Francisco Franco
Francisco Franco
Francisco Franco
Bahamonde[note 1] (/ˈfræŋkoʊ/;[2] Spanish: [fɾanˈθisko ˈfɾaŋko βa.aˈmonde];[note 2] 4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975) was a Spanish general who ruled over Spain
Spain
as a military dictator[3] from 1939, after the Nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War, until his death in 1975.[4] This period in Spanish history is commonly known as Francoist Spain. As a conservative and a monarchist, Franco opposed the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a democratic secular republic in 1931. With the 1936 elections, the conservative Spanish Confederation of Autonomous Right-wing Groups lost by a narrow margin, and the leftist Popular Front came to power. Intending to overthrow the republic, Franco followed other generals in attempting a failed coup that precipitated the Spanish Civil War. With the death of the other generals, Franco quickly became his faction's only leader
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Ecole Des Beaux Arts
An École des Beaux-Arts
École des Beaux-Arts
(French pronunciation: ​[ekɔl de bozaʁ], School of Fine Arts) is one of a number of influential art schools in France. The most famous is the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, now located on the left bank in Paris, across the Seine
Seine
from the Louvre, at 14 rue Bonaparte (in the 6th arrondissement). The school has a history spanning more than 350 years, training many of the great artists in Europe
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Le Corbusier
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
(French: [lə kɔʁbyˈzje]; 6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland
Switzerland
and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades and he designed buildings in Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America. Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM)
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Zürich, Switzerland
Zürich
Zürich
or Zurich (/ˈzjʊərɪk/ ZEWR-ik) is the largest city in Switzerland
Switzerland
and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland[3] at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028[4] inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million[5] and the Zürich metropolitan area
Zürich metropolitan area
1.83 million.[6] Zürich
Zürich
is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport
Zürich Airport
and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country. Permanently settled for over 2000 years, Zürich
Zürich
was founded by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum
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Painter
Painting
Painting
is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium[1] to a solid surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. Painting
Painting
is a mode of creative expression, and can be done in numerous forms. Drawing, gesture (as in gestural painting), composition, narration (as in narrative art), or abstraction (as in abstract art), among other aesthetic modes, may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner.[2] Paintings can be naturalistic and representational (as in a still life or landscape painting), photographic, abstract, narrative, symbolistic (as in Symbolist art), emotive (as in Expressionism), or political in nature (as in Artivism). A portion of the history of painting in both Eastern and Western art is dominated by spiritual motifs and ideas
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Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
(/ˈswɪtsərlənd/), officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern
Bern
is the seat of the federal authorities.[1][2][note 1] The country is situated in Western-Central Europe,[note 4] and is bordered by Italy
Italy
to the south, France
France
to the west, Germany
Germany
to the north, and Austria
Austria
and Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
to the east. Switzerland
Switzerland
is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) (land area 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi))
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Civil Engineering
Civil engineering
Civil engineering
is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines and railways.[1][2] Civil engineering
Civil engineering
is traditionally broken into a number of sub-disciplines
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Robert Maillart
Robert Maillart (6 February 1872 – 5 April 1940) was a Swiss civil engineer who revolutionized the use of structural reinforced concrete with such designs as the three-hinged arch and the deck-stiffened arch for bridges, and the beamless floor slab and mushroom ceiling for industrial buildings. His Salginatobel (1929–1930) and Schwandbach (1933) bridges changed the aesthetics and engineering of bridge construction dramatically and influenced decades of architects and engineers after him. In 1991 the Salginatobel Bridge was declared an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Development and use of reinforced concrete 4 Legacy and honors 5 Analytical methods 6 Bridges 7 See also 8 References 9 Sources 10 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Robert Maillart was born in 6 February 1872 in Bern, Switzerland
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Seville Expo '92
The Universal Exposition of Seville
Seville
(Expo '92) took place from Monday, April 20 to Monday, October 12, 1992 on La Isla de La Cartuja
La Cartuja
(Cartuja Island), Seville, Spain. The theme for the Expo was "The Age of Discovery" and over 100 countries were represented. The total amount of land used for the Expo was 215 hectares and the total number of visitors was 41,814,571 (as per the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) website [1]). Although not related, the exposition ran at the same time as the smaller Genoa Expo '92.Contents1 Joint exposition proposal with Chicago 2 Site 3 Pavilions 4 Mascot 5 Climate control 6 Post-Expo, the Expo site today 7 Countries represented 8 References 9 External linksJoint exposition proposal with Chicago[edit] Expo'92 was organized to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
(1492-1992)
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