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By Anatxu Zabalbeascoa

With his own architecture, Miralles is an excessive man. Brilliant and daring for some, overdone and unnecessary for others, his buildings leave no one indifferent. This 43-year-old Catalan has achieved what all pursue and very few manage to attain: to construct one’s own idiom. He has defeated established architects such as Richard Meier, Michael Wilford and Rafael Viņoly. This Barcelona architect has won international renown with the commission to design the future Scottish Parliament.