Former Catalan President receives architecture accolade
February 25 2011
Maragall made the trip in the company of his friend; architect David MacKay, despite suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Credited with driving the regeneration of Barcelona during a stint as mayor between 1982 and 1997, a tenure which encompassed the 1992 Olympic Games, Maragall was flown over to impart his wisdom to Glasgow – itself limbering up to host the Commonwealth Games.
Since stepping down as President Maragall has published his memoirs and maintains an active role in politics. He also runs a non profit institution devoted to supporting the scientific community in their battle to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
Photograph taken by Jodi Bedmar.
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