During Expo 1992, in fact, the construction of the Alamillo Bridge and other new infrastructures, roads, hotels and parks helped define the architecture of the area and add to its value for the landscape.
The work perfectly reflects Calatrava's way of doing architecture, always orientated toward creation of lightweight forms, a form of design which conveys the idea of movement and technological innovation.
A definite cultural icon of the twentieth century, it is the work that most reveals the combination of architecture and engineering, as seen by one who is not only an architect and an engineer but a sculptor as well.
Finally, the bridge is a symbol of the transition of industrial society into a new phase in which creation of value depends increasingly on integration of advanced technologies, organisational skills and imagination in a single project.
Laura Della Badia