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Prize-winning architect, author, designer and professor, Oriol Bohigas Guardiola has an international reputation for helping to solve environmental problems and finding ways to improve the quality of life in our surroundings.
Bohigas Guardiola received a degree in architecture in 1951 at the Advanced Technical School of Architecture in Barcelona. That year he became associated with Josep Martorell and was a founding member of "Group R". ln 1963 he became a doctor of architecture and a year later was named professor at the Advanced Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona. ln 1968 and 1970 he won prizes for his books on architecture. In 1971 he became director of a technical group that developed the Jespersen method of prefabricated construction in Spain.
His profound interest in improving our living conditions has led him to accept further important academic posts and participation in international programmes. His work has earned him academic, governmental and commercial recognition in his native Spain, in Europe, Latin America and the United States. ln 1977 he was appointed director of the Barcelona School of Architecture where he stayed until 1980.
He is a partner in the firm Martorell-Bohigas-Mackay which has won numerous prizes for its work, including those for the best building in Barcelona in 1959, 1962, 1966 and 1979, the Delta de Plata Fomento Artes Decorativas Prize in 1966 (Industrial), the Delta de Oro Fomento Artes Decorativas Prize in 1976 and first prize at the Internationale Bauaustellung Berlin 1984. ln 1981 the Ministry of Housing awarded the firm the National Town Planning Prize for its work in city planning.
Published in 1984