Álvaro Siza

Born in 1933 a few kilometers from Porto, Álvaro Siza graduated in architecture in 1955 at the University of Porto. He stands as one of the leading exponents of Portuguese architecture.

He taught at some of the most prestigious academic institutions during his career and collaborated with architect Eduardo Souto de Moura on the flagship pavilions of the Expo in Lisbon in 1998 and in Hanover in 2000.

A constant concern throughout his professional life, which has strong ties with the history of Portugal, is the reciprocal and active link between architecture and nature, and the desire for a community architectural dimension, far removed from the traditional gathering places of the consolidated city.

“The value of traditions lies in their being open to innovation”.

Lorosae, designed in 1999, has achieved icon status; thanks to its pure, elegant forms, it is in fact a timeless, classic object.

Designed by Álvaro Siza


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