Ricardo Bofill

A man

Born in Barcelona in 1939, he studied to the architecture school of his hometown and to the the Geneva university. He conceived his first house at 19 years old. Before giving his entire life to architecture, he made a trip in cinema world and made 2 movies and few short stories. In 1964, he made the Atelier d’architecture (then he moved it to Paris and NYC), that he could learn from experiences in the urban design and architecture and also in garden design, park and interior. His urbanist work, specially outstanding, gave form to projects like the Europe place in Luxembourg and the extension of Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid. He was the autor of many theoric books like « la ciudad del arquitecto ».

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Some projects

The muralla Roja, Calp, Spain (1973)

Noisy-le-Grand, Abraxas spaces (1982)

Rochas Offices, Paris, France (1986-1987)

Montpellier, hôtel de région of Languedoc-Roussillon and Antigone district (1988)

Christian Dior Headquarters, Paris, France (1989-1992)

Catalunya National Theatre, Barcelona, Spain (1986-1996)

Palacio Municipal de Congresos, Madrid, Spain (1993)

Lengthening of the Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid, Spain (1997)

Cartier Head Office, Paris, France (1998)

AXA Head Office, Paris, France (1998)

Torre Dearborn Center, Chicago, USA (1998)

The City of the Future, Kawasaki, Japan (2001)

Shiseido Building, Tokyo, Japan (2001)

Algería, new capital city for Argelia, North Africa (2002)

Detail on his work

Ricardo Bofill


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