imma bofill gimeno . architect*
My foremost interest is designing an architecture that inspires people to live life the way they want to.
Master from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, U.P.C. I received a grant to study at the École Nationale Supérierure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette.
My interest in the combination of architecture and art as a tool of innovation led me to study various realms of the world of art. I have studied sculpture and drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona and at the Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London, Media Art at E.M.A. in Girona, on Art Theory of the Institut d’Art de La Sorbonne (Paris-IV) and Music at the Conservatorio Isaac Albéniz in Girona.
I began my career working with Enric Miralles in Barcelona. Participating in projects such as the Santa Caterina Market (Barcelona), the Town Hall of Utrecht (Holland), the Scottish Parliament (Edinburgh) and in many international architecture competitions.
I established my own studio in 2003, concentrating on projects of houses for everyday life as well as on national and international architecture competitions. During this time, I have undertaken research into the areas of ecology, new materials, energy saving, new building processes, and into the concept of space in relation to behaviour in contemporary society. I apply the knowledge gained to projects for private clients as well as architecture competitions such as:
2008 Centre Esportiu d’Accessibilitat Universal a Madrid. Spain (Selected 12/98)
2010 A Room for London. Southbank Center. London. UK (Selected 6/524)
2011 Sculpture Museum in Leganés. Madrid. Spain (Selected 7/267)
2009 Benetton Commercial Building in Teheran. Iran.
2010 Headquarters of Fundación Arquitectura Contemporánea de Córdoba. Spain
2011 Esplanade at Roses. Girona. Spain
2011 City Sense. IaaC, Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya. Barcelona. Spain
2011 Bullhorn Urban Transit Areas. Helsinki. Finland.
2012 Think Space. Sarajevo-New York.
2012 Green Square. Sydney. Australia.
2014 Guggenheim Museum. Helsinki. Finland.
2015 Kiosk for Chicago’s Architecture Biennial. Chicago. USA.
2015 Extension between the Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland. Jyväskylä. Finland.
2016 New Aarhus School of Architecture. Aarhus. Denmark.
2016 Busan Mulmangol Bunker Regeneration. Busan. South Korea.