Alvaro Siza Vieira

Architect Porto / Portugal

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Alvaro Siza Vieira 8072
Alvaro Siza Vieira
Álvaro Joaquim Melo Siza Vieira, better known as Alvaro Siza, was born in Matosinhos near the city of Porto in Portugal in 1933. Between 1949 and 1955 he studied at the Faculty of Architecture University of Porto, completing his first project in 1954. From 1955 to 1958 he collaborated with the architect Fernando Távora. From 1966 to 1969 Alvaro Siza teaches at the Porto School of Architecture (ESBAP), where in 1976 he was appointed Professor of "Construction". He was Visiting Professor at the École Polythéchnique in Lausanne, the University of Pennsylvania, Los Andes University in Bogota and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
Álvaro Siza Vieira is the author of many projects: Boa Nova Tea House and Restaurant in Leça da Palmeira (Porto); 1200 homes in Malagueira (Evora); Setúbal Higher Education School; new School of Architecture in Porto; Aveiro University Library; Porto Museum of Modern Art; Church and parochial center of Marco de Canavezes; Portuguese Pavilion at Expo '98 in Lisbon and Portuguese Pavilion in Hannover 2000 (with Souto de Moura); houses and offices of the “Terraços de Bragança” complex in Lisbon; since 1988 he has coordinated the reconstruction of the Chiado district in Lisbon including the projects of buildings such as Castro and Melo, Grandella, Chiado Stores and others.
Since 1985 he has coordinated the recovery plan of Schilderswijk in Holland which ended in 1989; in 1995 he completed the project for blocks 6-7-8 of the Ceramique Terrein in Maastricht.
Invited to participate in international competitions, he won the first prize for the Schlesisches Tor, Kreuzberg, Berlin, where he built the "Bonjour Tristesse" building, for the IBA 84 exhibition; for the recovery of Campo di Marte in Venice (1985) and for the renovation of the Casino and Café Winkler, Salzburg (1986); La Defensa Cultural Center, Madrid (with José Paulo Santos) (1988/89); J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California (with Peter Testa) (1993); Pietà Rondanini Room, Castello Sforzesco, Milan (1999); Special Plan Recoletos-Prado, Madrid (with Juan Miguel Hernandez Leon and Carlos Riaño) (2002); Toledo Hospital (Sánchez-Horneros office) (2003); "Atrio de la Alhambra" in Spain (with Juan Domingo Santos) (2010); "Parco delle Cave", Lecce, Italy (with Carlos Castanheira) (2010).
From 1982 to 2010 Alvaro Siza has won numerous prizes and has been awarded several Medals for Cultural Merit and public recognitions from various parts of the world. Doctor "Honoris Causa" in various European and international universities.
Among the many prizes: the Gold Medal of Architecture in 1988, the Pritzker Prize in 1992, the Wolf Prize for the Arts in 2001, the RIBA's Royal Gold Medal in 2009 and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement on the occasion of the 13th ° International architecture exhibition in Venice in 2012.
Alvaro Siza Vieira
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Álvaro Joaquim Melo Siza Vieira, better known as Alvaro Siza, was born in Matosinhos near the city of Porto in Portugal in 1933. Between 1949 and 1955 he studied at the Faculty of Architecture University of Porto, completing his first project in 1954. From 1955 to 1958 he collaborated with the architect Fernando Távora. From 1966 to 1969 Alvaro Siza teaches at the Porto School of Architecture (ESBAP), where in 1976 he was appointed Professor of "Construction". He was Visiting Professor at the École Polythéchnique in Lausanne, the University of Pennsylvania, Los Andes University in Bogota and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Álvaro Siza Vieira is the author of many projects: Boa Nova Tea House and Restaurant in Leça da Palmeira (Porto); 1200 homes in Malagueira (Evora); Setúbal Higher Education School; new School of Architecture in Porto; Aveiro University Library; Porto Museum of Modern Art; Church and parochial center of Marco de Canavezes; Portuguese Pavilion at Expo '98 in Lisbon and Portuguese Pavilion in Hannover 2000 (with Souto de Moura); houses and offices of the “Terraços de Bragança” complex in Lisbon; since 1988 he has coordinated the reconstruction of the Chiado district in Lisbon including the projects of buildings such as Castro and Melo, Grandella, Chiado Stores and others. Since 1985 he has coordinated the recovery plan of Schilderswijk in Holland which ended in 1989; in 1995 he completed the project for blocks 6-7-8 of the Ceramique Terrein in Maastricht. Invited to participate in international competitions, he won the first prize for the Schlesisches Tor, Kreuzberg, Berlin, where he built the "Bonjour Tristesse" building, for the IBA 84 exhibition; for the recovery of Campo di Marte in Venice (1985) and for the renovation of the Casino and Café Winkler, Salzburg (1986); La Defensa Cultural Center, Madrid (with José Paulo Santos) (1988/89); J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California (with Peter Testa) (1993); Pietà Rondanini Room, Castello Sforzesco, Milan (1999); Special Plan Recoletos-Prado, Madrid (with Juan Miguel Hernandez Leon and Carlos Riaño) (2002); Toledo Hospital (Sánchez-Horneros office) (2003); "Atrio de la Alhambra" in Spain (with Juan Domingo Santos) (2010); "Parco delle Cave", Lecce, Italy (with Carlos Castanheira) (2010). From 1982 to 2010 Alvaro Siza has won numerous prizes and has been awarded several Medals for Cultural Merit and public recognitions from various parts of the world. Doctor "Honoris Causa" in various European and international universities. Among the many prizes: the Gold Medal of Architecture in 1988, the Pritzker Prize in 1992, the Wolf Prize for the Arts in 2001, the RIBA's Royal Gold Medal in 2009 and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement on the occasion of the 13th ° International architecture exhibition in Venice in 2012.