Eduardo Soto de Moura
Oporto – Portugal
Eduardo Souto de Moura studied in the School of Fine Arts in Porto, where he was later a professor. He has also given lectures at universities in Paris-Belleville, Harvard, Dublin, Navarra, Zurich and Lausanne.
He is influenced by architects such as Álvaro Siza, Noé Dinis and Fernandes de Sá with whom he collaborated. His architecture is characterised by minimalism and a deep context-sensitivity. In all of his projects, he aims to facilitate the lives of the people who surround his work whilst affecting the environmental impact as little as possible. His choice of materials is meticulous, usually combining concrete, stone, wood and aluminium.
He received several prizes and awards, in particular, the 2011 Pritzker Prize and the 2013 Wolf Prize.