Awarded with the National Architecture Prize “for what he has contributed to Spanish architecture and cities,” Alvaro Siza Vieira is one of the most important contemporary Portuguese architects, and the first non-Spanish architect to win this prize, during its almost 90 years of history. He is the author of reference buildings in Spain such as the Zaida Building in Granada, the Meteorological Center in the Olympic Village in Barcelona, the Rectorate of the AU in Alicante, and Social Housing in Cádiz. In Spain, Portugal or anywhere else, Siza projects his poetic vision of architecture through buildings that dialogue with the landscape in an immaculate white. In 1992, he was also the subject of an important recognition, the Pritzker Prize.
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