Alvaro Siza Vieira

Alvaro Siza is considered Portugal’s greatest living architect and possibly the best that country has ever produced. His works are internationally renowned for their coherence, clarity, and what Siza calls simplism – a quality that recognizes the complexity and contradictions of a project without trying to impose artificial control over them.
Siza’s work, though linked to Minimalism, is considered rooted in Expressionism. Siza holds Pritzker Prize (1992), Royal Gold Medal (2009), UIA Gold Medal (2011), Golden Lion for lifetime achievement (2012).