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Álvaro Siza

Álvaro Siza, awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1992, will visit San Sebastian on the 31st of October to participate in the dialogue ‘Três Igrejas - Three Churches’, one of the activities programmed by the Peña Ganchegui Archive in the framework of the exhibition ‘Hiru Eliza- Three Churches’. The Basque Government through MUGAK and the School of Architecture have also collaborated in the organisation of the show.

Siza is the author of many other renowned works, such as the restaurant Casa de Cha da Boa Nova and the Leça de Palmeira swimming pools, both in Matosinhos, the Schlesisches tor Housing in Berlin and the Porto School of Architecture. He participated in the reconstruction project of Lisbon’s historic centre after the 1988 fire. That year, he was awarded the first European Prize for Architecture Mies Van der Rohe in recognition of the Borges & Irmo bank in Vila do Conde (1982-1986).

Besides, he won the National Architecture Prize awarded by the Association of Portuguese Architects in 1993 and received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He is also the author of the Auditorium of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, also know as Bizkaia Aretoa.

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