Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portuguese architect, wins 2011 Pritzker Prize


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Nobody can say Eduardo Souto de Moura is in Alvaro Siza’s shadow any longer. Souto de Moura has won the 2011 Pritzker Prize.

The 58-year-old Portuguese architect, who worked in Siza’s office for several years as a young architect, is the winner of this year’s Pritzker, the field’s most prestigious honor.


Souto de Moura has produced a varied body of public and private work but is probably best known for a stadium in Braga, Portugal, that was completed in 2004.

The Pritzer jury also singled out his House No. 2 in Bom Jesus, Portugal, for praise. Like Siza, who won the Pritzker in 1992, Souto de Moura works in Porto, Portugal’s second-largest city.

[Update: Read more about the Pritzker selection this Critic’s Notebook]

-- Christopher Hawthorne

Photo Eduardo Souto de Moura. Credit: Augusto Brázio