When an architectural masterpiece inspires droves of people to interact in unusual ways, it’s safe to conclude the space has an appeal that can be felt and seen in people’s wide-eyed expressions.

Despite its price tag and deference to commerce, the impact of the space and its crowning Oculus is undeniable, as Paul Goldberger writes.

We visited Calatrava, winner of the 2015 European Prize for Architecture, in his Manhattan home to discuss the themes that went into the construction of his most recent New York City project.

Mr. Calatrava’s soaring tower design, one of six proposals submitted by competing firms, is inspired by Islamic architecture and fuses modern, sustainable design with the rich culture and heritage of the United Arab Emirates.

Located in the Central Chinese Province of Hubei, the Huashan Bridges Will Facilitate Cars, Pedestrians and Cyclists across the City’s Newly-Constructed Yangtze River Canal.

The architect claimed the form was inspired by the Harp of David, also known as the Kinnor Harp providing a new symbol for the holy city.

Awarded by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum architecture museum, the prize recognizes innovative designers across the continent for their contributions to the architectural heritage and history of Europe.

A celebration honoring the architect was held at Seven World Trade Center in New York City