Ricardo Bofill Levi
Ricardo Bofill was born in Barcelona and studied at the School of Architecture in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1963 he founded a group formed by architects, engineers, sociologists and philosophers, creating the basis for what today is the ‘Taller de Arquitectura’ (Architectural Workshop).
Taller de Arquitectura’, with headquarters in Barcelona, accomplishes a collective and elaborate system for project design, establishing a technical collaboration in all countries where it undertakes projects. It is a practice composed of a structure which endeavours for the highest quality, capable of conceiving and carrying out projects anywhere in the world. With this aim the 'Taller' uses all of its means available: modern techniques, human resources, the professional expertise of each individual and the efficient organization of its structure.
This multidisciplinary international team takes on projects of city planning, transport, leisure, housing and offices. In their conception these projects include the design components: furniture, sculpture and interior design. City design, as applied in the European cities of Bordeaux, Luxembourg, Rome, Prague, Warsaw, Kobe and Madrid, as well as in Boston, U.S.A. In China stands out the project for Qingdao Olympic Games village, a proposal for a new district in Beijing, Landmark Buildings, an high-rise building complex, the Shangri-la Hotel, Sunshine Upper East and The Reflection residential complex, all under construction. The 'Antigone' neighbourhood in Montpellier is a tangible example of a project on a grand scale, a part of the city which has been designed and constructed by this team during twenty years.
In the field of great infrastructures Barcelona Airport extension of 1991 stands out and the future one will be achieved in 2009. In the field of cultural equipments the team has designed the ‘Miguel Delibes Cultural Center’ in Valladolid, Spain, the ‘Arsenal Music Center’ in Metz, France,
Jean Pierre Carniaux
Was born in París in 1951.
He studied in Paris University, where he obtained his d.u.e.s. in 1972.
He travelled to Boston to study in Massachussets Institute of Technology, where he obtained a Bachelor of Sciences in Art & Design in 1974 and a masters in architecture in 1976.
He is an architect partner in Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura since 1976.
Managing director of Taller de Arquitectura in New York from 1986 to 1987.
Managing director of Taller de Arquitectura in París in 1993.
He has coordinated various different projects, including large scale projects in cities like Paris, Luxemburg, Lisbon, Moscow, Prague, New York city, Tokio, Beijing...
He has also been involved in public projects, housing and offices.
Important projects in his professional career:
Logistic park, office complex, 2002, Barcelona (70.000 m2)
Nexus II, office building, 2002, Barcelona (7.000 m2)
Triana port commercial and business center, 2000, Sevilla (120.000 m2)
Nova bocana, Barcelona Port extension project (15 hectacres)
Manzanares Park, 2003, Madrid (500 hectacres)
National Theatre of Catalunya, 1997, Barcelona (22.239 m2)
Torre suecia, office building, 1992, Madrid (13.100 m2)
Villa olímpica housing complex, 1991, Barcelona (19.853 m2)
Cartier headquarters, 2003, Paris (26.000 m2)
Axa headquarters, 2000 Paris (6.500 m2)
Montpellier Olimpic swimmingpool, 1996 (15.000 m2)
Hotel Mercure, 1991, Montpellier (5.600 m2)
Motorway service station Les Volcans. 1991, Clermont-Ferrandx (39,7 ha)
Capitole & Parnasse housing buildings, 1990, Montpellier (32.000 m2)
Wine cellar Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, 1998, Pauillac, Bordeaux (4.000 m2)
Gobernment headquarters of Languedoc-Roussillon region, 1988, Montpellier
Les Echelles de la Ville, office building, 1986, Montpellier (11.000 m2)
Port juvénal, housing complex, 1989, Montpellier (30.700 m2)
La Place du Nombre d’Or, housing complex, 1984, Montpellier (30.000 m2).
Antigone, 1978-2000, Montpellier (400.000 m2)
Funchalcentrum commercial and residential area , 2001, Funchal, Madeira (110.000 m2)
Colombo’s resort, Porto Santo
Compave office building, 2001, Lisbon (32.000 m)
Savona Port, restructuring project, 2000 (50.000 m2)
SP Fiumicino district, 1998, Roma (800,000 m2)
Hotel du Larvotto, 1997 (25,000 m2)
La porte, two office buildings, 2004 (26,000 m2)
Weidert, residencial complex, 2003 (8,000 m2)
Plateau Kirchberg, restructuring project,1996 (800,000 m2)
La place de l'Europe, 1995 (3 ha)
Crystal Karlín office building, 2002, Prague (27.000 m2)
Corso Karlin office building,, 2000, Prague (7.000 m2)
Barrio de nova Karlin, 1999, Prague (225.000 m2)
Crystal Palace, office building,, Prague (25.000 m2)
Platinum Tower, housing building, 2002, Beirut (53.000 m2)
Central Park north, renovation project, 1987, New York city
Port Imperial, housing complex, 1985, New Jersey (160 ha)
Corner Condominium, housing building, 1985, New York city
Jefferson Tower, project for the New York museum of Modern Art, 1985
Old port of Montréal, renovation project, 1989, (53 hectacres)
Engativa & Casablanca, housing complex, 1997 Bogotá (9.000 apartments).
Shiseido New Ghinz
Kawasaki project, housing complex, commercial areas and offices, 2001, Tokio (150.000 m2)
Aoyama palace, housing complex and commercial areas,1999, Tokio (40.000 m2)
Puerto de Kobe, renovation project, 1991, Kobe (840.000 m2)
Kansai Airport contest, 1988, Osaka (300.000 m2)
Sailing competition headquarters contest, 2003, Qingdao (olympic games 2008)
Garden hotel, 2005, Beijing (70.000 m2)
Sunshine Upper East, residential complex, 2004, Beijing (102.000 m2)
Landmark, mix use buildings, 2003, Beijing (162.970 m2)
Was born in Worcester, England, in 1940.
1966: “Architectural Association” prize, won in the final year.
1966: Architectural diploma in the "Architectural Association" in Londres, England
From 1972 to 1982 he was a professor of projects in the fifth year of the Escuela de Arquitectura de Barcelona.
He collaborated with the Harden & Bombelli architect company from 1962 to 1963 in Barcelona.
He is an architect partner and co-founder of the Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, since 1966.
He has studied and taken on all the facets of architecture, specializing in transport infrastructures, above all airports, where his experience in resolving functionality difficulties, and integrating circulation stands out.
Important projects in his professional career:
Barcelona Airport, Natep
New terminal of Barcelona Airport
Urban design project and interchange of the Chamartín station
Extension of the Barcelona Airport Terminal.
Barcelona Airport control tower
Barcelona Airport train station
New south terminal of Barcelona Airport 2008
Extension of Pablo Picasso terminal in Málaga Airport
Tenerife Airport contest
Barajas Airport contest
Zaragoza high speed train station contest
High speed train station of Bologna
Complex intermodal platform contest
Sporting, cultural and public buildings:
City of Culture contest, Galicia
Royal Collection Museum contest
Princesa Sofía school of music
Can Rull medical center, Sabadell
Madrid Municipal Congress Hall
Catalunya Institute of Phisical Education
Anilla Olímpica contest
Nuestra Señora de Meritxell sanctuary
State Mosque, Bagdad
Ministry building in Riyadh
Public spaces and gardens:
Park and square of Vigo
Theatre and park of Denia
Turia gardens, Valencia
Sea front design, la Coruña
The Cataluña gardens
Ciutat Companys, Mollet
Begoña park, Bilbao
Gasteizberri and Castro Novo, País Vasco
Port Marianne and Lez est ,Montpellier
Les Arcades du Lac and viaduct (Versalles district)
Urban restructuring, San Juan de Puerto Rico
Walden 7, Sant Just Desvern
Gaudí District, Reus
Tres Coronas apartments, Sitges
La Manzanera, Calpe
La Comella urbanization
Monchyplein, La Haya
Housing complex, Rotterdam
Bab el Sheick, Bagdad
Port Imperial, New Jersey
Publications / conferences
Has appeared in various specialized publications such as: ar, ad, record, etc.
He's also appeared as an invited guest in conferences in: Australia, South Africa, England, France, Holland, Scotland, etc.
Languages: english, spanish, french.