Santiago Calatrava’s Florida Polytechnic University opens!
Santiago Calatrava‘s ‘Innovation, Science & Technology Building’ for Florida Polytechnic University is set to open its doors to students, five years after the spanish architect was chosen to masterplan the school’s expanded campus. costing $60 million USD to complete, the 160,000 square foot project houses a range of classrooms, auditoriums and research labs alongside faculty offices and academic administration resources.
The design is characterized by its repeated skeletal form, with a latticed envelope stretched across a series of arched ribs. the vast scheme is crowned with a rising operable roof that can be adapted in order to regulate the desired amount of direct light required in response to the sun’s daily movement. the building’s formal arrangement comprises four pedestrian bridges connecting the two-storey structure with the surrounding development.