Winner of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture (2011), Eduardo Souto Moura is one of the supporters of the so-called “Porto School”.
Eduardo Elísio Machado Souto de Moura was born in Porto on July 25, 1952 and studied at the Superior School of Fine Arts in Porto and at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto. He also collaborated with Siza Vieira as a student. The influence of Siza (who also received a Pritzker in 1992) is recognized by Souto Moura, but the two architects are also friends and have done projects together.
Souto Moura received the first prize of his career as soon as he graduated. The following year he began to teach in the Architecture course of the University of Porto, but throughout his career he also taught at the Faculty of Architecture of Paris-Belleville, architecture schools of Harvard and Dublin (1989), ETH Zurich and School of Architecture of Lausanne.
In addition to the construction projects, Souto Moura has also been outstanding in interventions carried out in historic buildings, territorial interventions and, more recently, works in the area of Product Design. In addition to the Pritzker, he was the only architect to win the Pessoa Award. Within his enormous array of awards, the recent Golden Lion of the Biennial of Architecture of Venice stands out. He lives in Porto with his family, in a house he designed. Siza Vieira is his neighbour and they share an office with Rogério Cavaca close to home.
Some of his most emblematic works:
- Casa das Artes, Porto
- Ponte dell’Accademia, Bienal of Venice, Italy
- Conversion of the Convent of Santa Maria do Bouro
- Burgo Empreendimento – office buildings and commercial gallery, at Avenida da Boavista, Porto
- Block of housing in Rua do Teatro, Porto
- Children’s library and auditorium for the Municipal Public Library of Porto
- Remodeling and valorization of the Grão Vasco Museum, Viseu
- Reconversion of the Porto Customs Building in the Museum of Transport and Communications
- Conversion of the Marginal Range of Matosinhos Sul
- Portuguese Photography Center, building of the Chain of Relation of Porto
- Architectural project for the Metro do Porto
- Cinema House Manoel de Oliveira
- Municipal Stadium of Braga
- Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais