Siza Vieira, Álvaro

Álvaro Siza Vieira

Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira was born in 1933 in Matosinhos. He is a contemporary Portuguese architect. He has been a Host Professor at the Ecole Polythechnique of Lausanne, the University of Pennsylvania, the Los Andes School in Bogota and at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University as Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor.


Pritzker Prize, 1992
Wolf Prize in Arts, 2001
Alvar Aalto Medal, 1988
The Golden Medal of The Superior Counsil of Arquitecture of the College of Architects of Madrid, 1988
The Prince of Wales Prize from Harvard University, 1998
Portugal's National Prize of Architecture, 1993
Urbanism Special Grand Prize of France, 2005

Important works

Marco de Canavezes Church
Marco de Canavezes Church
Installation at Acaya Castle, Lecce, Italy
Installation at Acaya Castle, Lecce, Italy
Boa Nova restaurant in Matosinhos
Quinta de Conceição swimming-pool
Leça da Palmeira swimming-pool
Avelino Duarte House Ovar
Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto
Library of the University of Aveiro
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
Architectural Practice, Porto
Southern Municipal District Center, Rosario, Argentina
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
Iberê Camargo Foundation, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Portuguese Pavilion Expo 98