Enric Miralles

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Birthday
25, 1955
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jul 3, 2000 (45)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
25, 1955
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Jul 3, 2000 (45)

About

Designed the Scottish Parliament Building, but died before its completion. His work came to prominence during the late 1980s, after the death of the tyrannical Francisco Franco liberated the Spanish cultural scene.

Before Fame

He graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona in 1978. He helped erect the Estació de Sants' forecourt, the Plaça dels Països Catalans, while employed with the office of Albert Viaplana and Helio Piñón.

Trivia

He also instructed at several universities, including occupying the conceptional design chair at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and the Kenzo Tange chair at Harvard University.

Family Life

He established his reputation working on projects with his first wife, Carme Pinos, before their separation in 1991. He married fellow architect Benedetta Tagliabue, his second wife, practicing with her under their firm, EMBT Architects.

Associated With

He and Walter Gropius both inspired their respective generations of architects.