The CCA in Montreal has one of the most important architecture collections, with works by Peter Eisenman, Arthur Erickson, John Hejduk, Gordon Matta-Clark, Cedric Price, Aldo Rossi, James Stirling, Pierre Jeanneret, Abalos & Herreros and Foreign Office Architects. Recently, the Portuguese architect, Alvaro Siza, winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1992 and the Golden Lion in Venice in 2012, has announced that he will donate part of his archive to the Canadian centre.
Mirko Zardini, Director of the CCA, thanked Alvaro Siza for his donation and expressed appreciation for his work.
He underlined how Siza’s architecture integrates with the locations for which they are designed. They have a distinctive character and become part of the urban and natural environment in a very special way. As well as the CCA, Alvaro Siza has also donated part of his archive to two Portuguese foundations: the Fundação de Serralves and the Fundação Gulbenkian.