(1939) studied at the Barcelona School of Architecture and at the University of Geneva.
1960 he founded his own studio, called Taller de Arquitectura, in which architects, engineers, writers and visual artists collaborate.
Bofill developed and applies very precise and detailed techniques, based on the use of precast concrete pieces, which do not correspond to the traditional gray block constructions.
From his early days are the Barrio Gaudí apartment building in Reus (1964-1968), the Xanadú apartment house (1969) and the La Muralla Roja urbanization (1968-1973), the last two in Calpe.
The Walden 7 urbanization, built on the site of an old cement factory in Barcelona (1972-1975), where the Architecture Workshop is also located, has a façade made of red exposed concrete.
With the aim of recreating classicist forms, Bofill built several monumental urbanizations in France: the Les Arcades du Lac complex, distributed symmetrically around a square, in Saint Quentin, Yvelines (1972-1982), resembles a palace.
Added to it is the so-called Le Viaduc, a group of high-rise blocks arranged in a linear fashion and surrounded by an artificial lake.
1978-1983 the Abraxas complex arises in Marne-la-Vallée, consisting of a semicircular «theater» with imposing columns and portals, a triumphal arch and the so-called Palast, a rather dubious example of postmodernity, in which the position of the inhabitants are openly ignored.
With the National Theater of Catalonia (1989-1992) and the Barcelona airport (1988-1992), Bofill’s designs once again became more functional.
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