Eduardo Souto de Moura from Porto, Portugal is the 2011 laureate of the Pritzker Prize, the professions highest honor. As a young architect, from 1974 to 1979, the now 58-year-old, worked in Alvaro Siza's office -- Siza having been the Pritzker Prize winner himself in 1992. This makes Moura the second Pritzker laureate to be chosen from Portugal.
The Pritzker jury praised Souta de Moura for his ability to blend conflicting characteristics, such as power and modesty, and bravado and subtlety.
Among the works mentioned are the stadium in Braga, Portugal and his House Number Two in Bom Jesus, Portugal.
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