Eduardo Souto de Moura wins the Pritzker Prize
Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize for 2011. Souto de Moura worked for previous winner Álvaro Siza for five years, going on to establish his own practice in 1980. Chairman of the Pritzker jury Lord Palumbo said:
“During the past three decades, Eduardo 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, bold public authority and a sense of intimacy —at the same time.”
The Library’s holdings on Souto de Moura include a monograph published in 2009 covering a selection of works from throughout his career, and a book about his collaboration with Álvaro Siza and Cecil Balmond on the 2005 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. We also hold journal issues dedicated to surveys of his work: 2G no. 5 (1998) and El Croquis no. 124 (2005) and no. 146 (2009).