Manuel de Solà-Morales de Rosellò



Father of two architect sons, Manuel and Ignasi de Solà-Morales i Rubiò – the latter prematurely deceased in 2001 –, the architect Manuel de Solà-Morales de Rosellò was born in Olot, Gerona, in 1910, and died on 18 December in Barcelona, the city where he studied and in which he developed from the postwar a significant activity in several fields. First as secretary and later as dean for ten years of the Architectural Association of Cataluña and Baleares, from which he promoted the modernization of Catalan architecture organizing lectures with guests such as Alvar Aalto or Bruno Zevi, and calling in 1958 the competition for the construction of the new headquarters of the Association in the Cathedral square. Also as a professor at the School of Architecture, where he became Building Construction chair in 1955, and which he directed between 1967 and 1969, aside from being deputy dean from 1972 and 1974. And finally as municipal architect of Barcelona, a position to which he devoted three decades, until 1976. The dwellings on Muntaner with Porvenir street (1964-1966) are the result of the collaboration with his son Manuel.

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