Ricardo Bofill

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Birthday
5, 1939
Birthplace
Spain
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
5, 1939 (age 79)
Birthplace
Spain

About

Spanish architect whose firm designed over 1,000 projects in more than 50 countries. Known for his association with the Les Halles project.

Before Fame

He traveled the whole of Spain while he was still young. He designed his first project, a summer home in Ibiza, at the age of 17. He became a student at the Barcelona School of Architecture in 1957, but was later expelled for participating in a demonstration. He relocated to the Université de Beaux-Arts Genève, from which he would later graduate.

Trivia

His firm designed parts of the Barcelona Airport and the W Barcelona Hotel.

Family Life

He came from a successful Catalan bourgeois family of builders. His father, Ricardo, was a fiery political activist; his mother, Maria Levi, was of Italian Jewish descent.

Associated With

He and Le Corbusier both became world-famous architects.