Alvaro Siza is one of the most influential contemporary architects of today and his work has been recognized internationally as the new paradigm of Portuguese architecture.
His work has a sculptural quality itself. An architecture that is woven into context, connecting its buildings to the site and culture. Perfection and tradition are both fundamental in his work.
In recent years, he has received honors from foundations and institutions in Europe, including, the Alvar Aalto Foundation Gold Medal in 1988, the renowned Mies van der Rohe Foundation Award the Borges & Irmao Bank in Vila do Conde, Portugal (1982-86). In the United States in 1988, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design recognized Siza for his Malagueira Quarter Housing Project in Evora, Portugal that began in 1977, presenting him with the first Veronica Rudge Green Prize, often referred to as the Prince of Wales Prize for Urban Design.
- Juan Rodríguez – videography.
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