Pier Luigi Nervi, Félix Candela and the Kuwait Sports Centre Competition in 1968

Mendoza, M. and Cresciani, Manuel (2013) Pier Luigi Nervi, Félix Candela and the Kuwait Sports Centre Competition in 1968. Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 54 (3). pp. 199-210. ISSN 1028-365X

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Abstract

The present paper discusses the work of two of the main structural artists of the last century: Pier Luigi Nervi and Félix Candela. Candela was a devoted admirer of Nervi and the influence on his work is analysed in this paper. Despite the shared ethos of economic efficiency the two structural artists also had diverging points of view in their theoretical stance towards structural design and which are also discussed in this appraisal. Furthermore the paper also analyses the Kuwait Sport Centre competition in which Nervi and Candela competed for the first and only time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Candela; Kuwait sport centre; Nervi; Olympic stadium; Otto; Tange
Subjects: K100 Architecture
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2015 16:06
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:08
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20887

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