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Oriol Bohigas

Barcelona (Spain)
Architect, writer and President of the Jury of the European Prize for Urban Public Space in the 2000 and 2004 awards.




Oriol Bohigas (Barcelona, 1925) is a well-known Catalan architect who has worked for most of his career in the city of Barcelona, where he was in charge of the renovation of the Port Vell (Old Port) and the construction of the Olympic Village. He also designed the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and Barcelona’s recently built Design Hub Barcelona (DHUB). He has been awarded such distinguished prizes for his work as the City of Barcelona Gold Medal for Artistic Merit, the Creu de Sant Jordi (Saint George Cross) and the City of Barcelona Prize. He is an Honorary Academic at the Royal Catalan Academy of Fine Arts of Saint George and a founder of the publishing house Edicions 62. He frequently publishes articles in the media, for example the daily El País, and is author of a considerable number of books, notable among which are, Barcelona entre el Pla Cerdà i el barraquisme (Barcelona between the Cerdà Plan and the Shanty Town, 1963), Reconstrucció de Barcelona (Reconstruction of Barcelona, 1984) and Contra la incontinencia urbana: reconsideración moral de la arquitectura y la ciudad (Against Urban Incontinence: A Moral Reconsideration of Architecture and the City, 2004). Bohigas, one of the personalities interviewed in the documentary Europa Ciudad (Europe City), was President of the Jury of the European Prize for Urban Public Space in the 2000 and 2004 awards.

[Last update: March 2014]