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Álvaro Siza wins Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

Alvaro Siza Vieira, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Courtesy: Álvaro Siza office
Alvaro Siza Vieira, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Courtesy: Álvaro Siza office

Álvaro Siza Vieira’s birthday week just got even better, as he has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition. The decision was made by the Board of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, under Director David Chipperfield’s proposal. Siza will be honored at the Giardini of la Biennale, during the opening and award ceremony on August 29th, 2012. “It is difficult to think of a contemporary architect who has maintained such a consistent presence within the profession as Álvaro Siza. That this presence is maintained by an architect that lives and works at the extreme Atlantic margin of Europe only serves to emphasize his authority and his status.” Continue after the break to read more.

Alvaro Siza Vieira, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Courtesy: FG+SG – fotografia de arquitectura
Alvaro Siza Vieira, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Courtesy: FG+SG – fotografia de arquitectura
Cite:Karissa Rosenfield. "Álvaro Siza wins Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement" 27 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/248861/alvaro-siza-wins-golden-lion-for-lifetime-achievement/>