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awards: 1992 Pritzker Prize, 2009 Royal Gold Medal, Pritzker Prize, Royal Gold Medal

Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira,  (born 25 June 1933 in Porto-Matosinhos), who signs as Álvaro Siza Vieira , and is sometimes known as Álvaro Siza, is a contemporary Portuguese architect.

In 1992, he was awarded with the Pritzker Prize for renovation project that he coordinated in the Chiado area of Lisbon, a historic commercial sector that was all but completely destroyed by fire in August 1988.

Other prizes include:

  • The Golden Medal of The Superior Counsil of Arquitecture of the College of Architects of Madrid in 1988
  • Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture 1988
  • the Alvar Aalto Medal in 1988
  • the Prince of Wales Prize from Harvard University in 1998
  • Portugal’s National Prize of Architecture 1993
  • the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2001
  • the Urbanism Special Grand Prize of France 2005

All sites for Alvaro Siza:


Llobregat Sports Center

Llobregat Sports Center

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 vote, 80.00% worth checking out)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Architect/Designer: Alvaro Siza
New Orleans Rotterdam

New Orleans Rotterdam

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 vote, 65.00% worth checking out)
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Architect/Designer: Alvaro Siza
Boa Nova Tea House

Boa Nova Tea House

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (5 vote, 92.00% worth checking out)
Location: Porto, Portugal
Architect/Designer: Alvaro Siza

Sao Bento metro

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 vote, 20.00% worth checking out)
Location: Porto, Portugal
Architect/Designers: Alvaro Siza

Mimesis Museum

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 vote, 90.00% worth checking out)
Location: Paju-si, Korea
Architect/Designers: Alvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira + Jun Sung Kim

Santa Maria Church

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 vote, 100.00% worth checking out)
Location: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Architect/Designers: Alvaro Siza

Zaida Building

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 vote, 90.00% worth checking out)
Location: Granada, Spain
Architect/Designers: Alvaro Siza + Juan Domingo Santos

Faculty of Architecture Porto

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (8 vote, 92.50% worth checking out)
Location: Porto, Portugal
Architect/Designers: Alvaro Siza

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (7 vote, 82.86% worth checking out)
Location: Porto, Portugal
Architect/Designers: Alvaro Siza

Biblioteca Municipal de Viana do Castelo

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 vote, 86.67% worth checking out)
Location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Architect/Designers: Alvaro Siza

Centro Galego de Arte Comtemporaneo

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 vote, 73.33% worth checking out)
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Architect/Designers: Alvaro Siza

Fundação Iberê Camargo

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (7 vote, 71.43% worth checking out)
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Architect/Designers: Alvaro Siza

Portuguese Pavilion, Expo 98

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (7 vote, 82.86% worth checking out)
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Architect/Designers: Alvaro Siza

Piscina das Marés de Leça da Palmeira

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (8 vote, 90.00% worth checking out)
Location: Leça da Palmeira, Portugal
Architect/Designers: Alvaro Siza