Ricardo Bofill designed La Muralla Roja apartments in 1968 with the project finishing completion in the 1970’s. Over 40 years have passed since the design and construction, but today the apartments still stand as one of the most astounding pieces of architecture in the region. The La Muralla Roja, or Red Wall, followed ideas from the Arab Mediterranean area, but expanded them to create a fortress like apartment designed in a manner that invites you to explore. The crisscrossing stairs, the elevated walkways, and geometric design creates visual intrigue. The use of a variety of bright colors enhances the eye-appeal.
The structure both reaches back in time to borrow architectural idea, but reaches forward to the future with a style that will still look modern and appealing many decades into the future. A visionary design from the 1960’s that is still visionary today.