Jessica Dailey

Eduardo Souto de Moura Wins the 2011 Pritzker Prize

by , 03/29/11
filed under: Announcements, Architecture

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“[Souto de Moura] has the confidence to use stone that is a thousand years old or to take inspiration from a modern detail by Mies van der Rohe,” said the jury in a statement.

In addition to the stadium in Braga, some of his most famous projects in his home country include the Burgo Tower in Porto, Paula Rego Museum in Cascais, and a residence called House No. 2 in Bom Jesus. He also has works in Spain, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.

“During the past three decades, Eduardo Souto de Moura has produced a body of work that is of our time but also carries echoes of architectural traditions,” Lord Peter Palumbo, the prize jury chairman, said in the statement. “His buildings have a unique ability to convey seemingly conflicting characteristics — power and modesty, bravado and subtlety, bold public authority and a sense of intimacy — at the same time.”

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  1. Haroldfoss March 30, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    While I congratulate de Moura I realy question the Pritzker after reading this critizism

    http://famousarchitect.blogspot.com/2011/03/75-predicting-pritzker.html

    It really shows how biased the prize is

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