Congratulations to Souto Moura's Pritzker Award 2011 … a great honor for Portugal!

Eduardo Souto Moura, the 58-year-old architect based in Oporto opened his practice in 1980. He worked in his earlier years at Alvaro Siza’s office, another Pritzker Laureate (1992). Since then he has completed over sixty buildings, most of them in Portugal, and also in Spain, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. He has just been awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2011. Read Archdaily's very comprehensive article on it!

The prize takes its name from the Pritzker family, whose international business interests are headquartered in Chicago. Their name is synonymous with Hyatt Hotels located throughout the world. The Pritzkers have long been known for their support of educational, scientific, medical, and cultural activities. Many of the procedures and rewards of the Pritzker Prize are modeled after the Nobel Prize. Laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize receive a $100,000 grant, a formal citation certificate, and since 1987, a bronze medallion. Prior to that year, a limited edition Henry Moore sculpture was presented to each Laureate. Read more about it at the Pritzker Price site, here.

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