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Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava was selected by the Organizing Committee of Olympic Games of Athens 2004 and the Ministry of Culture of Greece, in the midst of a great controversy, to redesign the Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA) with other important works. The objective was reflected in the design of both the identity and history of the modern Olympic Games as the Greek capital, aided by the technological and aesthetic principles. The architect explained that the project was his dream, to do something special and different from the headquarters buildings of the cities of the Games in the past, because Athens is the site of the beginning of the modern Olympic Games (1896) and Greece is the site where they were born and held in antiquity. The work bears the unmistakable imprint of its architect, as can be seen in the bridges, especially the use of the famous "combs" made with bows and tensors. Santiago Calatrava's project was conceived as a living work connected between each of the parties that compose it. Organic architecture is where the skeleton assumes great importance in the design and works as aesthetic elements and containers of life. By: Wikipedia

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