Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Portuguese Architect Souto de Moura Wins Pritzker Prize

Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, whose buildings are praised for their careful use of natural materials and their unexpected dashes of color, has won the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the prize's jury announced Monday.

Souto de Moura, 58, joins Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando and Renzo Piano in receiving the honor that's often called architecture's Nobel Prize. Souto de Moura is recognized for the homes, hotels, museums, sports facilities and other structures he has designed, predominantly in Portugal but also in several other European countries.

Source: Hufftington Post

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