Eduardo Souto de Moura, the famous 58 year old Portuguese architect, will be presented the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize. He is the second Portuguese architect chosen after Alvaro Siza awarded in 1992.
From his early works in the 1980s, the rein of post-modernism, up to now he remains faithful to his personal modern vocabulary without being lured by trends and styles. Modest and sabtle, the work of Souto de Moura expresses the spirit of the time while echoing architectural tradition eloquently incorporating elements as traditional stonework and Mies van der Rohe detailing. Always faithful to the modern idiom, he adapts his work to its historical and programmatic context, the landscape and the distinct local situations.