Eduardo Souto de Moura

2011 Pritzker Prize Laureate
Country: Portugal
Fields of Expertise: Art and Architecture

Eduardo Souto de Moura

Eduardo Souto de Moura was born in 1952, in Oporto, Portugal. He studied architecture at the School of Fine Arts in Oporto, receiving his degree in 1980. During his student career, he collaborated in the architecture offices of Noé Dinis (1974), Álvaro Siza Vieira (1975-1979) and Fernandes de Sá (1979-1980). 

After graduation, he started working as a professional architect and as professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Oporto. 

Souto de Moura has been visiting professor at several European and American colleges and architecture schools, such as the Architecture College of Paris-Belleville, Harvard Architecture School, Dublin Architecture School, ETH Zurich, School of Architecture of Lausanne and at the Mantova Territorial Polo of the Polytechnic of Milan. Hehas participated in numerous seminars and delivered many lectures both in Portugal and abroad. His work appeared in several publications and exhibitions. In 2011 he received the Pritzker Prize, in 2013 the Wolf Prize and in 2017 the Piranesi Prize. 

In 2018 he received the award “Leone d’oro” at the Venice Biennale. 

PHOTO: © Alfredo Cunha

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