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Oriol Bohigas

Architect, urbanist and designer

Oriol Bohigas (Barcelona, 1925 - Barcelona, 2021), architect, urban planner and designer, and former Head of the Urban Design Plan for Barcelona. Founder member of the architecture practice MBM Arquitectes, he developed an accomplished body of work with projects in countries around the world. As an urban planner, he is considered one of the architects of the urban transformation of late 20th-century Barcelona. Born into a family of great cultural interests, he was actively involved in many of the country’s social, political, cultural and artistic initiatives. Founding member of the publishing group Edicions 62, he was President of the Joan Miró Foundation and the Barcelona Athenaeum. He also was President of the Jury of the CCCB’s European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2000, 2002 and 2004. His many awards include the Ciutat de Barcelona Gold Medal for Artistic Merit, the Creu de Sant Jordi, the Ciutat de Barcelona Prize, the Spanish National Architecture Award and the Catalan Culture Award. He wrote some 20 books and articles for many newspapers and magazines.

Update: 13 December 2021



Has participated in

Debate: “Raval: an Urban Laboratory”

Latest exhibition of the CCCB ARCHIVE - City and public space

of the 2004 European Prize for Urban Public Space

Award Ceremony in charge of Oriol Bohigas

Urban traumas

Cities and disasters

(In)visibles cities

Spaces of risk, spaces of citizenship