Ricardo Bofill Death: Spanish Architect Ricardo Bofill Dies Unexpectedly

Ricardo Bofill Death: Spanish Architect Ricardo Bofill Dies Unexpectedly
Ricardo Bofill, the Spanish architect behind the Walden 7 apartment building in Catalonia, has passed away at the age of 82. He dies suddenly On Friday, January 14, as officially announced through an Instagram post by his own firm he founded in 1963. what led to his death has not been disclosed to the public.

Bofill was born on December 5, 1939, in Barcelona, Spain. He studied architecture at the Geneva University of Art and Design in Switzerland. He founded the Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA) that bears his name, at the age of 23 in 1963.

Bofill realized more than 1,000 projects he had completed and consistently drew praise for his monumentally scaled, heavily ornamented buildings over the course of his nearly 60 year career. RBTA completed two of Bofill’s most famous projects; Walden 7, a series of 18 interconnected towers built in modules that together form a 446-unit subsidized housing complex just outside of Barcelona, and La Fábrica, the cement-factory-turned home and office for Bofill and RBTA.

Bofill received numerous 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.

Ricardo Emilio and Pablo, the two bofill’s son will continue leading the RBTA firm as confirm by the firm. A public act to be held by January 26 and 27 at the headquarters in Barcelona for those who want to pay homage to Bofill, his office has announced.