Breaking news: Ricardo Bofill, the Spanish architect behind the Walden 7 apartment building in Catalonia, has passed away at the age of 82.
Bofill founded studio RBTA in 1963. Its best-known projects include Walden 7 and the brightly coloured La Muralla Roja housing estate in Manzanera.
Other key projects by the studio in Spain are Castell de Kafka, the National Theater of Catalonia and La Fábrica – a repurposed cement factory containing the RBTA headquarters and Bofill’s family home.
More recently, his studio completed the W Barcelona Hotel, also in Spain, and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Morocco.
Bofill was born in 1939 in Barcelona. He completed his architectural training at the Geneva University of Art and Design in Switzerland.
The architect received a number of awards for his work, including the Ciudad de Barcelona Prize of Architecture for La Fábrica and The Israelí Building Center’s Life Time Achievement Award.
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The portrait of Bofill is by Xuan_95 via Shutterstock.