Calatrava’s structures blew me away. The architect is a master of his style. The lines of the Gare do Oriente were sublime. There is a purity about it that stands it’s ground amidst all the concrete.
Hiro’s photos above show lithe looking pillars and how they mimic palm trees. It is almost as though the station were an oasis against the bright Lisbon sky.
I have gained a new respect for Calatrava. It is not often that one encounters the work of an individual skilled in architecture AND structural engineering. Boy oh boy…how wonderful an experience it was.