terça-feira, março 29

Souto Moura

Eduardo Souto de Moura, a 58 year old architect from Portugal, is the jury's choice for the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture's highest honor will be held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

In announcing the jury's choice, Pritzker elaborated, "This marks the second time in the history of the prize that a Portuguese architect has been chosen. The first was in 1992 when Alvaro Siza was so honored."

The purpose of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which was founded in 1979 by the late Jay A. Pritzker and his wife, Cindy, is to honor annually a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. The laureates receive a $100,000 grant and a bronze medallion.

Pritzker Prize jury chairman, The Lord Palumbo, spoke from his home in the United Kingdom, quoting from the jury citation that focuses on the reasons for this year's choice: "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." And further, "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."

As a student, Souto de Moura worked for Alvaro Siza for five years. Since forming his own office in 1980, Souto de Moura has completed well over sixty projects, most in his native Portugal, but he has designs in Spain, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom and Switzerland. The projects include single family homes, a cinema, shopping centers, hotels, apartments, offices, art galleries and museums, schools, sports facilities and subways.
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Blogger António Mota said...

....e não é demais recordar que este arquitecto é o vencedor de dois concursos para Hospitais em Portugal: Venceu (ambos em conjunto com um arquitecto espanhol especialista em hospitais, Albert de Pineda que já tem obra feita no nosso pais) o Hospital de Évora e o Hospital de Todos os Santos. O primeiro lá vai andando sem a certeza de que vai ser construido. O segundo nem passou do concurso (em regime de PPP) e nem uma palavra sobre o assunto... Shame on us... Nem o bom produto nós estimamos!!

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