Ricardo Bofill, the works of the Catalan architect in 10 images

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«The architecture must be specific for each place. So what I try to do is to invent myself again ». He has followed this thought over decades of work Ricardo Bofill architect born in Barcelona 82 years ago and died, due to Covid, also in his Catalonia. He was considered one of the greatest representatives of the postmodern.

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His father was an architect and the family tradition in the trade dates back to 1400. Since he was a boy he knew Spain, Italy and classical Greece. Expelled for political reasons from the School of Architecture in Barcelona (these were the years of Francoism), he graduated in 1959 in Geneva. From the 1960s to the 2000s he designed buildings, structures and parks all over the world: from the National Theater of Catalonia to Manzanares Park in Madrid , from the Crescent of Salerno and the Palacrociere of Savona.

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Always complex structures, but flexible at the same time, born in a studio, before a Barcelona and then also in Paris, which had architects and engineers and sociologists with them. In his architecture there are always classic elements such as arches and columns. His theoretical writings are many, but the real memory is in the works he left behind.

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The Ricardo Bofill Architecture Workshop (RBTA) has its headquarters in a cement factory, La Fabrica. It brings together architects, urban planners, graphic designers and economists from more than twenty countries with a thousand projects in forty countries around the world.

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