Eduardo Souto de Moura receives the 2017 Prix de Rome for Lifetime Achievement today: a prestigious award for classic achievement in architecture, adding to the Portuguese architect’s long list of awards, including the Pritzker Prize, considered the Nobel Price of architecture, in 2011, the Heinrich-Tessenow Gold Medal (2001) and the 2013 Wolf Prize for the Arts.
The awards ceremony concludes the Settimana Adrianea for presentation of projects submitted for the International call for proposals for redevelopment and new signage for Rome’s Imperial Forum, including a University Prize open to students in schools of architecture all over the world who have participated in the workshop and competition at Hadrian’s Villa as well as a Professional Prize. The last two Piranesi Prix de Rome for Lifetime Achievement awards were presented to architects Bernard Tschumi and Yoshio Taniguchi. To mark the occasion of the presentation of the award to architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, here is a quick overview of some of his projects covered in the pages of Floornature: Braga city stadium (2000-2004); il Casa das Historias Paula Rego, a museum in Cascais (2005-2009), the Hotel and Catering School in Portalegre, a house in Ponte de Lima 3 and, in Italy, a metro station in Naples designed in partnership with Álvaro Siza.
Images courtesy of Piranesi Prix de Rome - Photos © Luis Ferreira Alves