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Death of Ricardo Bofill: in pictures, the career of the Spanish architect

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Jan 15, 2022

By Jean-Michel Selva

PORTFOLIO – The Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill died at the age of 82, this Friday, January 14, 2022, from Covid-19. He worked on the redesign of the Bastide district in Bordeaux and designed the circular cellar of Château Lafite Rothschild in Pauillac. Back in pictures on his career and some of these achievements.

On June 5, 1975, the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, responsible for planning the former Halles de Paris, answered questions from journalists.
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On June 5, 1975, the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill was commissioned to plan the old Halles de Paris.
On June 5, 1975, the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill was commissioned to plan the old Halles de Paris.

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Ricardo Bofill in his Barcelona studio in February 1988.
Ricardo Bofill in his Barcelona studio in February 1988.

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Ricardo Bofill's architectural studio in Barcelona in February 1988.
Ricardo Bofill’s architectural studio in Barcelona in February 1988.

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Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill in his Barcelona office in February 1988.
Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill in his Barcelona office in February 1988.

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The Taller de Arquitectura in Barcelona created by Ricardo Bofill in February 1988.
The Taller de Arquitectura in Barcelona created by Ricardo Bofill in February 1988.

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The development of the right bank of Bordeaux imagined by Ricardo Bofill and his teams in 1987.
The development of the right bank of Bordeaux imagined by Ricardo Bofill and his teams in 1987.

Atelier Ricardo Bofill

Jacques Chaban Delmas and Ricardo Bofill in 1989 in Bordeaux.
Jacques Chaban Delmas and Ricardo Bofill in 1989 in Bordeaux.

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Ricardo Bofill in Bordeaux in 1989.
Ricardo Bofill in Bordeaux in 1989.

Michael Lacroix

Ricardo Bofill (2nd from left) at the CAPC in Bordeaux in May 1992.
Ricardo Bofill (2nd from left) at the CAPC in Bordeaux in May 1992.

Rene Desthomas

The cellars of Château Lafite Rothschild in Pauillac designed by Ricardo Bofill, in September 2001.
The cellars of Château Lafite Rothschild in Pauillac designed by Ricardo Bofill, in September 2001.

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The Antigone district of Montpellier imagined by Ricardo Bofill.  Here the place of Europe on May 2, 2012.
The Antigone district of Montpellier imagined by Ricardo Bofill. Here the place of Europe on May 2, 2012.

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View of the Antigone district of Montpellier due to the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, here on May 2, 2012.
View of the Antigone district of Montpellier due to the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, here on May 2, 2012.

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“L’Arc” designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill in the Espaces d’Abraxas, in Noisy-le-Grand, in the Paris suburbs on April 18, 2014.

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An interior of Espaces d'Abraxas, nicknamed
An interior of Espaces d’Abraxas, nicknamed “Alcatraz” or “Gotham city” created by Ricardo Bofill in Noisy-le-Grand in April 2014.

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View of the “Théâtre” of Espaces d'Abraxas in Noisy-le-Grand.  The Espaces d'Abraxas created by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill and built at the end of the 1970s, form a social housing complex comprising 600 apartments.
View of the “Théâtre” of Espaces d’Abraxas in Noisy-le-Grand. The Espaces d’Abraxas created by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill and built at the end of the 1970s, form a social housing complex comprising 600 apartments.

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On September 11, 2018, in Noisy-Le-Grand near Paris, a view of part of the Abraxas buildings designed by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill.
On September 11, 2018, in Noisy-Le-Grand near Paris, a view of part of the Abraxas buildings designed by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill.

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On September 11, 2018, in Noisy-Le-Grand near Paris, a view of the Abraxas buildings created by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill.  This real estate complex is made up of three buildings built between 1978 and 1984 around the Place des Fédérés.
On September 11, 2018, in Noisy-Le-Grand near Paris, a view of the Abraxas buildings created by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. This real estate complex is made up of three buildings built between 1978 and 1984 around the Place des Fédérés.

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Tasting competition in the circular cellar of Château Lafite Rothschild in Pauillac, designed by Ricardo Bofill, in June 2019.
Tasting competition in the circular cellar of Château Lafite Rothschild in Pauillac, designed by Ricardo Bofill, in June 2019.

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Portrait of Ricardo Bofill in Marseille on November 17, 2001, during the 10th Cité de la Réussite.
Portrait of Ricardo Bofill in Marseille on November 17, 2001, during the 10th Cité de la Réussite.

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