Oriol Bohigas

MBM Arquitectes /S.A. Plasa Reial, 18 PRAL
08002 Barcelona
Spain
tel: 0034 93 3170209 0034 93 3170061
fax: 0034 93 3177266
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Biography

  • 1925 – Born in Barcelona.
  • 1951 – Title of Architect. Escola T.S. d’Arquitectura. Barcelona. (Spain) – Went into partnership with Josep Martorell. – Founder member of “Grup R”. (Barcelona. Spain)
  • 1957 – Jury member of the 19th Triennial of Milan (Italy).
  • 1961 – Technical Diploma in Town Planning. Barcelona. (Spain) – David Mackay joined Josep Martorell and Oriol Bohigas forming MBM.
  • 1963 – Title of Doctor in Architecture.
  • 1964 – Senior lecturer in the Escola T.S. d’Arquitectura. Barcelona, until 1966.
  • 1968 – Biannual Prize of the Col.legi Oficial d’Arquietctes de Catalunya for his bookL’Arquitectura Modernista.
  • 1970 – “Puig i Cadafalch” Prize of the Col.legi O. d’Arquitectes de Catalunya for the best architectural book La arquitectura española de la Segunda República.
  • 1971 – Chair of Composition at the Escola T.S. d’Arquitectura. Barcelona.
  • 1974 – Lecture Course Autonomous University of Mexico, and Colleges of Architecture in La Plata, Rosario and Cordoba (Rep. Argentina). – Member of the board of directors of the magazine Arquitecturas Bis. Barcelona.
  • 1975 – Member of the board of directors of the magazine Lotus International. Milan (Italy).
  • 1976 – Professor at the Ball State University. Muncie, Indiana. (USA). – Corresponding member of the Venezuelan College of Architect (Venezuela).
  • 1977 – Head of the Escola T. S. d’Arquitectura. Barcelona, until 1980.
  • 1980 – Director of Planning, City Council. Barcelona, until 1984.
  • 1981 – President of “Fundació Joan Miró”. Barcelona, until 1988. – Academic Member of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. Rome (Italy)
  • 1982 – Lecture course Faculty of Architecture, University of Los Andes, Bogota (Colombia). – Honorary member of the Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos. Bogota (Colombia).
  • 1983 – Lecturer in “1er Encuentro Iberoamericano sobre la ciudad”, Lima (Peru). – Member of the Foundation Européene des Sciences, des Arts et de la Culture. Paris (France).
  • 1984 – Jury Member “Príncipe de Astúrias” awards (1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987). Oviedo (Spain). – Personal advisor to the Mayor of Barcelona on Urban affairs.
  • 1985 – Seminar in Jerusalem organised by the Graduate School of Design. Harvard University. Massachusetts (USA). – I International Biennial of Architecture. Buenos Aires (Argentina).
  • 1986 – Gold Medal for Artistic Merit from the city of Barcelona.
  • 1987 – II International Biennial of Architecture. Buenos Aires (Argentina). – Honorary Member of Bulgarian Architects.
  • 1988 – Medal of Urbanism from the Académie d’Architecture de Paris (France).
  • 1989 – Sikkens Award. Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
  • 1990 – Honorary Member of The Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA). Bonn (Germany). – Gold Medal for Architecture awarded by the Consejo Superior de Arquitectos de España. Madrid (Spain). – Serra d’Or Critics Award for the book Combat d’incerteses. Dietari de records edited in Barcelona.
  • 1991 – Creu de Sant Jordi awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya. Barcelona. – Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA. Stockholm (Sweden). – Member of the Académie d’Architecture. Paris (France). – Councilor of Culture. City Council. Barcelona, until 1994.
  • 1992 – Doctor Honoris Causae for the Technic University of Darmstadt (Germany). – Volker Stevin Innovatieprijs Award. Rotterdam (Netherlands) – Barcelona (Spain).
  • 1993 – Honorary Fellowship of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Washington. USA
  • 1995 – Chair in Honours for the Univeritat Politécnica de Barcelona (Spain) – Doctor Honoris Causae for the Universidad Menéndez y Pelayo. Santander (Spain) – VI Bienal International of Architecture of Buenos Aires. (Argentina)
  • 1996 – Member of the Jury of the City of Barcelona awards (Spain) – Honorary Fellow (Hon FRIBA) of the Royal Institute of British Architects. London (UK)
  • 1999 – City of Barcelona award to the International projection – Royal Gold Medal (RIBA) to the city of Barcelona (Narcís Serra, Pasqual Maragall, Joan Clos, Oriol Bohigas and José A. Acebillo). London (UK)
  • 2003 – President of the “Ateneu Barcelonés”.
  • 2004 – Gold Medal awarded by the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc. Barcelona
  • 2005 – Narcís Monturiol Medal to the Scientific and technologic Progress awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya. – Medal to the Lealtad Republicana awarded by the Asociación Manuel Azaña. Madrid.
  • 2006 – President Macià Medal awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya

Published Books

– Barcelona entre el Pla Cerdà i el barraquisme. Barcelona, Edicions 62, 1963.
– Arquitectura Modernista. Barcelona, Lumen, 1968. Italian edition: Architettura Modernista, Gaudí e il movimento catalano. Torino, Einaudi, 1969.
– Les Escoles Tècniques Superiors i l’estructura professional. Barcelona, Nova Terra, 1968. Spanish edition: Las Escuelas
– Técnicas Superiores y la estructura profesional. Barcelona, Nova Terra, 1970.
– Contra una arquitectura adjetivada. Barcelona, Seix y Barral, 1969.
– La arquitectura española de la Segunda República. Tusquets, Barcelona, 1970. Italian edition: Architettura spagnola della Seconda Repubblica. Dedalo, Bari, 1978. Spanish edition: Modernidad en la arquitectura de la España republicana. Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, 1998. French edition: Modernité en l’architecture dans l’espagne républicaine. Editions Parenthèses, Marseille, 2004. La arquitectura española de la Segunda República. Barcelona, Tusquets, 1970. Italian edition: Architettura spagnola della Seconda Repubblica. Bari, Dedalo, 1978.
– Polèmica d’arquitectura catalana. Barcelona, Edicions 62, 1970.
– Reseña y catálogo de la Arquitectura Modernista. Barcelona, Lumen, 1972 (second edition 1983).
– Proceso y erótica del diseño. Barcelona, La Gaya Ciencia, 1976 (second edition 1978).
– Once arquitectos. Barcelona, La Gaya Ciencia, 1976.
– Catalunya. Arquitectura i urbanisme durant la República. Barcelona, Dopesa, 1978.
– Reconstrucción de Barcelona. Barcelona, Edicions 62, 1984. Spanish edition:Reconstrucción de Barcelona. Madrid, Ediciones del MOPU, 1986. Italian edition: Ricostruire Barcellona. Milan, Etaslibri, 1992
– Transformación de un frente marítimo. Barcelona. La Villa Olímpica 1992. Transformation of a seafront. Barcelona. The Olympic Village 1992. Barcelona, Gustavo Gili, 1988. (in collaboration with Martorell, Mackay and Puigdomènech).
– La Villa Olímpica. Barcelona 92. Arquitectura. Parques. Puerto Deportivo. The Olympic Village. Barcelona 92. Architecture. Parks. Leisure Port. Barcelona, Gustavo Gili, 1991 (in collaboration with Martorell, Mackay and Puigdomènech).
– Combat d’incerteses. Dietari de records. Barcelona, Edicions 62, 1989. Spanish edition:Desde los años inciertos. Barcelona, Anagrama, 1991.
– Dit o fet. Dietari de records II. Barcelona, Edicions 62, 1992. Spanish edition:Entusiasmos compartidos y batallas sin cuartel. Barcelona, Anagrama, 1996
– Gràcies i desgràcies culturals de Barcelona. Novembre 1992 – Gener 1993. Barcelona, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Àrea de Cultura, 1993.
– El Present des del Futur. Epistolari Públic (1994-1995). Barcelona, Edicions 62, 1996.
– Del dubte a la Revolució. Epistolari públic (1995-1997). Barcelona, Edicions 62, 1998. Italian edition: Tra Strada del Dubbio e Piazza della Revoluzione. Epistolario sulle arti, l’architettura e l’urbanistica. Roma-Reggio Calabria, Gangemi Editore spa 2003
– Cartes de la Baralla. Epistolari públic sobre cultura i política. Barcelona, Columna, 2003.
– Oriol Bohigas. Realismo, urbanidad y fracasos. 3 conferencias en la Universidad de Navarra. Diciembre 1999. Lecciones/Documentos de arquitectura. ETS de Arquitectura. Universidad de Navarra. Pamplona, June 2003.
– Contra la incontinencia urbana. Reconsideración moral de la arquitectura y la ciudad. Electa, Barcelona, 2004. Catalan edition: Contra la incontinència urbana. Reconsideració moral de l’arquitectura i la ciutat. Barcelona, Institut d’Edicions de la Diputació de Barcelona, September 2004.