Eduardo Souto de Moura

born July 25th, 1952

Eduardo Elísio Machado Souto de Moura (Portuguese pronunciation: [eˈðwaɾðu ˈsowtu dɨ ˈmowɾɐ]; born 25 July 1952, better known as Eduardo Souto de Moura, is a Portuguese architect who was the recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2011[1][2][3] and the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2013.[4][5] Along with Fernando Távora and Álvaro Siza, he is one of the alumni of the Porto School of Architecture, where he was appointed a Professor.

1 Life and career
1.1 Family
1.2 Education
1.3 Early career
2 Recognition
3 Works
4 References
5 External links
Life and career
Souto de Moura is the son of medical doctor José Alberto Souto de Moura and wife Maria Teresa Ramos Machado. His brother is José Souto de Moura, former 9th Attorney-General of Portugal.

Souto de Moura was born in Porto, and studied sculpture[6] before switching to architecture at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, the current FAUP – Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, and receiving his degree in 1980. From 1974 to 1979 he worked with Álvaro Siza Vieira at his architectural practice, who encouraged him to start his own firm.[6]

Early career
Souto de Moura began his career as an independent architect in 1980, after winning a design competition for the Casa das Artes, a cultural center with an auditorium and an exhibition gallery in the gardens of a neo-classical mansion, in his native city of Porto. However, Souto de Moura collaborated with Siza on the Portuguese pavilion at the Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany, and Serpentine Gallery’s annual summer pavilion in 2004.

Souto de Moura’s early commissions were often modest residential houses, mainly in his native country. Later, he was commissioned with shopping centers, schools, art galleries, and a cinema, in countries including Spain, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. Between 1989 and 1997, Souto de Moura spent eight years on the restoration of Santa Maria do Bouro, a half-destroyed 12th-century monastery in Amares, transforming it into a Pousada.[7]

From 1981 to 1990, Souto de Moura was an assistant professor at his alma mater, and was later appointed Professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto.[8] He has been a visiting professor at the architectural schools of Geneva, Paris-Belleville, Harvard University, Dublin, ETH Zurich and Lausanne, and has participated in numerous seminars and given many lectures both in Portugal and abroad. His work has appeared in various publications and exhibitions.


Paula Rego Museum, Cascais
On 28 March 2011, it was announced that Moura is the 2011 Pritzker Prize winner, architecture’s highest honor.[3] He is the second Portuguese architect to win the honor, after Álvaro Siza.[2] The prize was supposed to be presented in April in Washington DC but the winner was prematurely leaked by a Spanish news organisation.[9] The prize was awarded for his work including Estádio Municipal de Braga, the Burgo Tower in Porto and the Paula Rego Museum in Cascais.[9] On 3 January 2012, it was announced Moura is the 2013 Wolf Prize in Arts winner along with Robert S. Langer.[10]

He has been also awarded: The Pessoa prize in 1998; the António de Almeida Foundation prize; the Antero de Quental Foundation prize; first prize in the Competition for the Restoration of Giraldo Square in Évora, Portugal; first prize in the Competition for the CIAC Pavilions; first prize in the Competition for a Hotel in Salzburg, Austria; first prize in the “IN/ARCH 1990 for Sicily” Competition; the Secil Prize for Architecture;[11] second prize in the “Architecture and Stone” ideas competition; honourable mention for his Miramar House in the Secil Architectural Prizes; honourable mention for both the SEC Cultural Centre and the Alcanena House in the National Architectural Prizes. On 14 July 2011, Souto de Mouro received an Honoris Causa doctorate by the Faculty of Architecture and Arts at the Lusíada University of Porto.[12]

Souto de Moura’s works include:

1980-84 Braga Municipal Market
1981-91 Casa das Artes, Porto
1982-85 House 1 in Nevogilde, Porto
1983-85 House 2 in Nevogilde, Porto
1984-89 House in Quinta do Lago, Almancil
1985 Ponte dell’Accademia, Venice Biennal, Venice, Italy
1986-88 Annexes to a house on Rua da Vilarinha, Porto
1987-92 House in Alcanena
1987-89 Hotel in Salzburg, Austria
1987 Detail Plan for Porta dei Colli, Milan Triennal, Palermo, Italy
1987-91 House in Miramar, Vila Nova de Gaia
1987-94 House on Avenida da Boavista, Porto
1988 Detail Plan and facilities for Mondello, Palermo, Italy
1989-97 Renovation and conversion of Santa Maria do Bouro Convent into a Pousada, Amares
1989-94 House at the Bom Jesus, Braga
1990-94 Geosciences building at the Aveiro University, Aveiro
1990-93 House in Maia
1990-93 House in Baião
1991-95 House in Tavira
1991 Burgo Empreendimento office buildings and commercial mall on Avenida da Boavista, Porto
1991-98 House in Moledo, Caminha
1992-95 Housing block on Rua do Teatro, Porto
1992-01 Children’s Library and Auditorium for the Municipal Library of Porto, Porto
1993 Remodeling and valorisation of the Grão Vasco Museum, Viseu
1993-99 Courtyard houses in Matosinhos
1993 Conversion of the Customs Building into the Museum of Transport and Communication, Porto
1994-02 House in Serra da Arrábida
1994-02 House in Cascais
1994-01 Three houses on Praça de Liége, Porto
1995 Detail Plan for Novo Centro Direccional, Maia
1995 Conversion of the South Matosinhos coastal promenade, Matosinhos
2000-03 Estádio Municipal de Braga
2004 Porto Metro
2005 Serpentine Gallery pavilion, London (with Alvaro Siza)
2007 Burgo Empreendimento office buildings, Avenida da Boavista, Porto[13]
2008 Contemporary Arts Center Graça Morais
2009 Paula Rego Museum[14]
2010–2011 Crematory in Courtrai (Kortrijk), Belgium
Bloomberg. “Portugal’s Eduardo Souto de Moura wins 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize”. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
Kate Taylor (28 March 2011). “Souto de Moura wins 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize”. The New York Times. Retrieved 28 March 2011. “Souto Moura vence o prémio Pritzker 2011, o Nobel da arquitectura” (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
“Award – Eduardo Sousa de Moura a Wolf Prize Laureate”. Portuguese American Journal. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
“Pritzker Winner Eduardo Souto de Moura Honored with Israel’s Prestigious Wolf Prize”. Archinect. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
Kate Taylor (28 March 2011), Architect From Portugal Wins Pritzker New York Times.
Sarah Wildman (8 July 2007), Portugal’s Hidden ‘Dream Places’ New York Times.
Jacob Adelman. “Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura wins Pritzker Architecture Prize”. Associated Press. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
“Portuguese architect de Moura wins Pritzker prize”. Los Angeles Times. 28 March 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
“Wolf Prize 2013”. Huffington Post. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
“Os Grandes Portugueses” (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. Archived from the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010. “”Honoris causa” reconhece “inestimável contributo” de Souto Moura” (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 October 2011.
Edifício Burgo: o projecto, a obra, as tecnologias Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine – CdO – Cadernos d’Obra – Revista Científica Internacional de Construção, Nº 1 Janeiro 2009
Paula Rego House of Stories
External links
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Works by or about Eduardo Souto de Moura in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
Article on Paula Rego House of Stories building by Eduardo Souto Moura