"He died a few hours ago," soberly told AFP his son Pablo Bofill.
In a press release, his studio, the "Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura" (RBTA), specified that he had died in Barcelona at the age of 82 and paid tribute "to the Spanish architect who had the greatest international career.
Born on December 5, 1939 in Barcelona to a Catalan architect father and a Venetian mother, Ricardo Bofill Levi began his studies in 1957 at the Barcelona School of Architecture, from which he was expelled for anti- Francoist, before continuing his studies in Geneva.
A group from Ile-de-France seen in "Hunger games"
Founded in 1963, his architecture studio, the “Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura”, based in an old cement factory on the outskirts of Barcelona, has signed more than 1,000 projects all over the world.
We owe to Ricardo Bofill in particular the airport of Barcelona, the National Theater of Catalonia, the Palace of Congresses in Madrid or the Donnelley and Dearborn skyscrapers in Chicago.
The Abraxas complex in Noisy-le-Grand, setting of the film Hunger Games.
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In France, where he was very well known and particularly appreciated, Bofill signed large social housing complexes, such as the Espaces d'Abraxas in Noisy-le-Grand, in the suburbs of Paris, where several scenes from "Brazil », cult anticipation film by Terry Gilliam (1985), but also one of the anthology scenes of the “Hunger Games” trilogy or the Antigone district in Montpellier (south).