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Vol. 54 (2013) No. 3 September n. 177


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

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 54 (2013) No. 3 September n. 177
  • Pages: 199-210
  • Title: Pier Luigi Nervi, Félix Candela and the Kuwait Sports Centre Competition in 1968
  • Author(s): M. Mendoza and M. Cresciani
  • Keywords: Nervi, Candela, Tange, Otto, Olympic Stadium, Kuwait Sport Centre
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.

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