Ricardo Bofill, master of postmodernism, died

He died on Friday, January 14, 2022 Ricardo Bofill, at the age of 82 years old made last December. The Spanish architect was considered one of the greatest representatives of post-modern. His architectures are distinguished by the use of classical elements such as the arch and the column. His theoretical contribution is also noteworthy thanks to the many books published.

Still eighteen, in his travels between Spain and Italy in the company of his father he learned immediately that architecture cannot be translated from one place to another: «Architecture must be specific for each place. So what I try to do is to invent myself again “

True outsider of radical thought since his first appearances at the School of Architecture of Barcelona where he was expelled for political reasons. In fact, in 1959 he graduated in Switzerland, where he had moved, at the University of Geneva.

In Spain he designed some very important architectures such as the Manzanares Park in Madrid or the National Theater of Catalonia. In Italy he designed the Piazza della Libertà and the building Crescent from Salerno and the Torre Orsero and the Palacrociere from Savona, in addition to having taken care of the project of the Parco Leonardo in Rome.

Photo Gregori Civera / courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Architecture Workshop, Ricardo Bofill, gestalten 2019

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