Sunday, 26 August 2007

Curious Design: Valencia's Opera House

Designed by Santiago Calatrava Valls, the 'Palau de les Arts' Opera House in Valencia, began construction in 1996 and was officially opened in October 2005, by Queen Sofia of Spain. The building cost around €150,000,000 - approximately $204,610,557.

Descriptions of the opera house have varied from 'a blend of seagoing vessel and spacecraft' to 'some sort of prehistoric trilobite' or a 'giant warrior's helmet'.

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