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Eduardo Souto de Moura was born on the 25th of July, 1952, in Oporto, Portugal.
He studied architecture at the School of Fine Arts in Oporto, receiving his degree in 1980. From 1974 to 1979 he collaborated in the architectural practice of Álvaro Siza Vieira. From 1981 to 1991 he was assistant professor in his alma mater, and later began to serve as professor in the Faculty of Architecture in the University of Oporto. He initiates his own office in 1980. Since then has designed over 60 buildings in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, UK and Switzerland. He has been visiting professor at the architectural schools of Paris-Belleville, Harvard, Dublin, ETH Zurich and Lausanne.

Among the best known works include the Braga Municipal Stadium, the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego in Cascais, Casa das Artes in Porto, Trindade Metro station, and many others. He has received many awards, has participated in numerous seminars and given many lectures both in Portugal and abroad. His work has appeared in various publications and exhibitions.

In 2010, Eduardo Souto de Moura won his third accolade, the 2010 SECIL Prize for Architecture awarded by SECIL and the Association of Architects for his architectural design of the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego (the Paula Rego House of Stories). The Prize is presented every two years and is recognised to be the top award in Portuguese architecture.

In 2011, the architect is awarded the Pritzker Prize, considered the Nobel of architecture. For the award, the jury found that during the past three decades, Souto de Moura 'has produced a body of work that is of our time but also carries echoes of architectural traditions. (...) His buildings have a unique ability to convey seemingly conflicting characteristics -power and modesty, bravado and subtlety (...)'.

Eduardo Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura