Álvaro Siza

(Born 1933 in Portos-Matosinhos) Along with Fernando Távora, he is one of the references o the Porto School of Architecture where both were teachers. His "poetic" modernism draws on context to illuminate universal conditions. In 1992, he was awarded with the Pritzker Prize. Other prizes include: The Golden Medal of The Superior Counsil of Arquitecture of the College of Architects of Madrid in 1988, Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture 1988, the Alvar Aalto Medal in 1988, the Prince of Wales Prize from Harvard University in 1998, Portugal's National Prize of Architecture 1993, the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2001, the Urbanism Special Grand Prize of France 2005. More recently he was announced as RIBA's 2009 Royal Gold Medallist.




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