The winner of the 2015 European Prize for Architecture by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies is Santiago Calatrava. Born in Valencia in 1951, Calatrava had first made his name with a series of striking bridges, and then with daring buildings and his artistic vision of architecture. Using distorted parabolic arches, his building and bridges have a sculptural effect, and his engineering has produced architectonic expressionism. Calatrava has often been credited for his extensive knowledge in the history of architecture, and for his love for both 18th-century masters Claude-Nicolas Ledoux and Étienne-Louis Boullée. His buildings are mostly flamboyant , futuristic, and sophisticated, yet, has often been called ‘the most hated architect in the world,’ for the enormously expensive projects, such as the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, which was originally budgeted back in 2004 at $2 billion, but will wind up costing more than $4 billion. To me, he is the modern version of the fictional and visionary architect Edgar Krug, the hero of Paul Scheerbart’s book ‘The Gray Cloth,’ who has traveled all over the globe by airship, constructing colorful glass buildings and insisting that his wife wear all gray clothing with an addition of 10% white.