Enric Miralles (1955-2000) was trained at ETSAB (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona) until 1974. From 1973-83 he collaborated with Albert Viaplana and Helio Piñon and in 1985 began the practice of Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós. In 1990 he set up practice with his wife and partner Benedetta Tagliabue.
He was highly regarded as a very inventive architect. He was defined the enfant terrible of Spanish architecture. Since 1985 he was a professor at ETSAB (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona). In 1990 he began as Director and Professor of the Master Class at Städelschule of Frankfurt and beginning in 1992 served as the "Kenzo Tange Chair” professor at the GSD of Harvard University.
As an architect of many works, his projects include, the Igualada Cemetery in Spain (1995) and the rehabilitation of Utrecht City Hall in Holland (2000). He was also active as an interior designer, with projects including The Hipostila shelving system(1989) in collaboration with Lluis Clotet and Oscar Tusquets Blanca for Bd Ediciones de Diseño, Lungomare Bench for Escofet,(2000), Vacante bench for Sellex (1991)., and many other furnishing designs which were not put in production.
He has received numerous awards, including the National Prize of Spanish Architecture 1995, FAD Prize (Fomento Artes Decorativas) 1985 and 2000, The European ITALSTAD (Italy) 1991. Leone d’Oro Prize at the Biennale di Venezia 1996. His work has been published internationally in the most distinguished reviews, El Croquis N.100 101, Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue 1996-2000. GG. Miralles Tagliabue Time Architecture 1999. Electa, Documenti di Architettutra. Benedetta Tagliabue. Enric Miralles: Opere e Progetti. 1996. In 1999 he was named an Honorary member of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.