Ricardo Bofill, one of the Spanish architects with the greatest international projection, dies

The renowned Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill He died this Friday in Barcelona at the age of 82, as confirmed by sources from his RBTA office.

Bofill was an architect of great international projection during the most buoyant years of his career and who leaves a long career in the field of architecture, design and urban planning.

His urban design works include the Place de l’Europe in Luxembourg, the Nueva Castellana in Madrid or the Antigone neighborhood in Motpellier (France). His creations are also the Nueva Bocana of the port of Barcelona or the remodeling and expansion of the airport of the Catalan capital, where he also designed the National Theater of Catalonia and the Hotel Vela.

Bofill founded the Barcelona Architecture Workshop in the 1960s and designed buildings in countries such as United States, France, Japan or Algeria, where he collaborated with the government in urban planning and social housing projects. His work culminated in the construction of the Houari Boumédienne Agricultural Village.

Legacy in France and Spain

From 1979, the activities of the Bofill Architecture Workshop were concentrated mainly in France, with the simultaneous construction of four major projects: Les Arcades du Lac and Le Viaduc in Versailles; The Palace of Abraxas, The Theater and L’Arc in Marne-la-Vallée; Les Echelles du Baroque in the 14th arrondissement of Paris.

Bofill obtained Cross of Saint George of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Among the works of the architect in Spain, the aforementioned Hotel Vela in Barcelona and Teatre Nacional de Catalunya stand out, as well as the Turia Gardens in Valencia or the Palace of Congresses of Madrid.


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