Cevisama, the international fair of the ceramic industry, bathroom furnishings and natural stone, is developing the programme of activities for its next edition – from 5 to 9 February at Feria Valencia-. As already announced the fair, this year the Architecture and Interior Design Forum will give a qualitative leap with the addition of figures of international renown in the field of design, interior design and architecture.
Among them will be the prize Pritzker Eduardo Souto de Moura, whose presence is already confirmed for the afternoon of the first day of the fair.
Eduardo Souto de Moura, born in Porto (Portugal) in 1952, received his architectural degreee from the School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. After working at Álvaro Siza’s studio from 1974 to 1979, he set up a practice of his own, in his native city, in 1980.
Outstanding among his works are the Municipal Market of Braga, the Casa das Artes Cultural Center in Porto, the Municipal Stadium of Braga, the Portuguese Pavilion at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale, the Todos los Santos Hospital in Lisbon, and the Paula Rêgo Museum in Cascais. Outside of Portugal he has built La Pallaresa Complex in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Spain), the building at the Novartis Campus in Basel (Switzerland), and the Uitzicht Crematorium in Courtray (Belgium). Currently he has several projects in progress, including the theater La Comédie in Clermont-Ferrand (France).
Besides teaching at his alma mater from 1981 to 1991, he has been a visiting professor at the architecture schools of Paris-Belleville (France), Dublin (Ireland), Harvard (United States), Zurich and Lausanne (Switzerland). He is an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The distinctions that Souto de Moura has received include the prize given at the 1st Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture in 1998, the Pessoa in 1998, the FAD Award for Architecture in 2005, the Pritzker of 2011, the Wolf in 2013, and the Piranesi in 2017.
(PICTURE BY JUAN RODRÍGUEZ)