Gallery: Santiago Calatrava Breaks Ground on New Egg-Shaped Building fo...


When officials at Florida Polytechnic University realized that their existing campus could no longer support a burgeoning population, it made sense to commission world-renowned alumnus Santiago Calatrava to design a new one. Construction just broke ground in March on the the egg-shaped Innovation, Science, and Technology building, which will stand as the sole new campus until the entire plan is finalized. Renders of the master plan reveal a verdant oval campus split in half by a long body of water that looks a lot like Washington D.C.’s reflection pool. True to his penchant for bridges, Calatrava created a series of small pedestrian bridges linking either edge of the water.

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