The role of Santiago Calatrava's (*1951) architecture as a mediator between people and the world of media is this monograph's focus. The renowned Spanish architect's oeuvre merges building and sculpture into a fantastic formal vocabulary. Various media formats have taken up his buildings as objects of border-crossing that range from advertising for cars and fashion, to their utilization in computer games, the music industry, science fiction and documentaries. Like a hinge, his architecture combines real and fictitious everyday worlds to one another. This study analyzes the interplay of Calatrava's architecture and its reception in the media, which has had the most effect on viewers through photography and film.