The balance of new and old in the reuse of a historical building by the 2011 Pritzker Prize laureate.
Santa Maria do Bouro convent in a mountainous terrain near Amares, Portugal, was transformed to an inn by Eduardo Souto de Moura. Originally built in the 12th century, the convent sets an imposing historical and architectural context for any intervention. Facing the risk of a picturesque glorification of ruins, Souto de Moura reinterprets this context in his austere modernist idiom.
Eduardo Souto de Moura is the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate. Follow this link for more information regarding the Souto de Moura Pritzker Prize nomination.
Santa Maria do Bouro conversion by Eduardo Souto de Moura.
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