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Eduardo Souto de Moura

Eduardo Souto de Moura
Born (1952-07-25) 25 July 1952
Porto, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Alma mater University of Porto
Awards Pessoa Prize (1998)
Pritzker Architecture Prize (2011)
Buildings Estádio Municipal de Braga

Eduardo Elísio Machado Souto de Moura (Portuguese pronunciation: ; born 25 July 1952, better known as Eduardo Souto de Moura, is a Portuguese architect. Son of medical doctor José Alberto Souto de Moura and wife Maria Teresa Ramos Machado, he is the brother of José Souto de Moura, former 9th Attorney-General of Portugal. Along with Fernando Távora and Álvaro Siza, he is one of the references of the Porto School of Architecture, where he was appointed Professor. Souto de Moura was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2011[1][2][3] and the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2013.[4][5]


  • Life and career 1
  • Recognition 2
  • Works 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Life and career

Souto de Moura was born in Porto, and studied sculpture[6] before switching to architecture at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, the current FAUPFaculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, and receiving his degree in 1980. From 1974 to 1979 he worked with Álvaro Siza Vieira at his architectural practice, who encouraged him to start his own firm.[6] He began his career as an independent architect in 1980, after winning a design competition for the Casa das Artes, a cultural center with an auditorium and an exhibition gallery in the gardens of a neo-classical mansion, in his native city of Porto. However, Souto de Moura collaborated with Siza on the Portuguese pavilion at the Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany, and Serpentine Gallery's annual summer pavilion in 2004.

Souto de Moura's early commissions were often modest residential houses, mainly in his native country. Later, he was commissioned with shopping centers, schools, art galleries, and a cinema, in countries including Spain, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. Between 1989 and 1997, Souto de Moura spent eight years on the restoration Santa Maria do Bouro, a half-destroyed 12th-century monastery in Amares, transforming it into a Pousada.[7]

From 1981 to 1990, Souto de Moura was assistant professor at his alma mater, and was later appointed Professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto.[8] He has been visiting professor at the architectural schools of Geneva, Paris-Belleville, Harvard University, Dublin, ETH Zurich and Lausanne, and has participated in numerous seminars and given many lectures both in Portugal and abroad. His work has appeared in various publications and exhibitions.


Paula Rego Museum, Cascais

On 28 March 2011, it was announced that Moura is the 2011

  • Works by or about Eduardo Souto de Moura in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  • Article on Paula Rego House of Stories building by Eduardo Souto Moura

External links

  1. ^ Bloomberg. "Portugal's Eduardo Souto de Moura wins 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize". Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Kate Taylor (28 March 2011). "Souto de Moura wins 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize".  
  3. ^ a b "Souto Moura vence o prémio Pritzker 2011, o Nobel da arquitectura" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Award – Eduardo Sousa de Moura a Wolf Prize Laureate". Portuguese American Journal. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pritzker Winner Eduardo Souto de Moura Honored with Israel's Prestigious Wolf Prize". Archinect. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Kate Taylor (28 March 2011), Architect From Portugal Wins Pritzker New York Times.
  7. ^ Sarah Wildman (8 July 2007), Portugal’s Hidden ‘Dream Places’ New York Times.
  8. ^ Jacob Adelman. "Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura wins Pritzker Architecture Prize".  
  9. ^ a b "Portuguese architect de Moura wins Pritzker prize".  
  10. ^ "Wolf Prize 2013". Huffington Post. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Os Grandes Portugueses" (in Portuguese).  
  12. ^ Honoris causa" reconhece "inestimável contributo" de Souto Moura""" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  13. ^ C. Gänshirt: Revision des Generalplans - Neubau der Universität Aveiro, [Revising the Masterplan. Construction of the Aveiro University], Portugal, in: Bauwelt No. 28/29, 1994, pp. 1568-1587
  14. ^ Edifício Burgo: o projecto, a obra, as tecnologias – CdO – Cadernos d'Obra – Revista Científica Internacional de Construção, Nº 1 Janeiro 2009
  15. ^ Paula Rego House of Stories


Souto de Moura's works include:


He has been also awarded: The Pessoa prize in 1998; the António de Almeida Foundation prize; the Antero de Quental Foundation prize; first prize in the Competition for the Restoration of Giraldo Square in Évora, Portugal; first prize in the Competition for the CIAC Pavilions; first prize in the Competition for a Hotel in Salzburg, Austria; first prize in the "IN/ARCH 1990 for Sicily" Competition; the Secil Prize for Architecture;[11] second prize in the "Architecture and Stone" ideas competition; honourable mention for his Miramar House in the Secil Architectural Prizes; honourable mention for both the SEC Cultural Centre and the Alcanena House in the National Architectural Prizes. On 14 July 2011, Souto de Mouro received an Honoris Causa doctorate by the Faculty of Architecture and Arts at the Lusíada University of Porto.[12]

[10].Robert S. Langer winner along with Wolf Prize in Arts On 3 January 2012, it was announced Moura is the 2013 [9] Museum in Cascais.Paula Rego in Porto and the Burgo Tower, the Estádio Municipal de Braga The prize was awarded for his work including [9]

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