Felix Candela

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Birthday
27, 1910
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Dec 7, 1997 (87)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1910
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Dec 7, 1997 (87)

About

A prominent architect of the twentieth century, Candela is remembered for designing such Mexico City landmarks as the Palacio de los Deportes and the Templo de Santa Monica. He is also well known for his work on the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Valencia, Spain.

Before Fame

He graduated in 1935 from Madrid's La Escuela Superior de Arquitectura.

Trivia

Construction on many of his architectural projects began during the administration of Mexican President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines.

Family Life

He relocated from his native Spain to Mexico during the Spanish Civil War era and married Eladia Martin.

Associated With

He and Ricardo Bofill are both well known 20th-century Spanish architects.