Parede 11 / Humberto Conde

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
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AD Interviews Eduardo Souto de Moura On His Latest Prize

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
Prtizker laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura accepts the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design at a ceremony held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in September. Image © Yusuke Suzuki for Harvard GSD Events
Prtizker laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura accepts the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design at a ceremony held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in September. Image © Yusuke Suzuki for Harvard GSD Events

ArchDaily got the chance to briefly speak with Pritzker-prize winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura when he (along with the Porto Metro Authority) received the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design earlier this month. His design for the Metro system in Porto, Portugal garnered high praise from the jury, with member Rahul Mehrotra explaining that the project “shows generosity to the public realm unusual for contemporary infrastructure projects.” Upon receipt of the award, the head of the Porto Metro, João Velez Carvalho, thanked Souto de Moura for his efforts in this “urban revolution” and touted Porto as a destination in which people actively and enthusiastically seek out the architecture of Souto de Moura and fellow Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza. 

Souto de Moura spent a few moments with us to describe both the challenges and rewards of working on a project that saw the completion of 60 new stations constructed in 10 years within the sensitive fabric of the city of Porto—a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

ArchDaily: What is your opinion of architecture prizes?

Eduardo Souto de Moura: I won’t be modest, I like describing my opinion about them because the profession is so tough and difficult that is it complicated to achieve a high level of quality. So when you’re awarded a prize it’s like a confirmation of your effort. But the other thing is that a project is not the act of an individual, it’s a collective act. When there’s a prize, the press and the people, the “anonymous people,” go see the project and talk about it, critique it. That’s what gives me the motivation to continue in the profession. And every time it gets more difficult. 

Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
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House On A Warehouse / Miguel Marcelino

01:00 - 25 September, 2013
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Villa Escarpa / Mario Martins

01:00 - 16 September, 2013
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Cabanas no Rio / Aires Mateus

00:00 - 12 September, 2013
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De Lemos / Carvalho Araújo

00:00 - 11 September, 2013
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House in Pedrogão / Phyd Arquitectura

01:00 - 10 September, 2013
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House in Mosteiro / Arquitectos Matos

01:00 - 4 September, 2013
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Winners Announced for 2013 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

00:00 - 31 August, 2013
Northeastern Urban Integration Project in Medellín, Colombia, Courtesy of Harvard GSD
Northeastern Urban Integration Project in Medellín, Colombia, Courtesy of Harvard GSD

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced the 11th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design award winners: Eduardo Souto de Moura’s Metro do Porto in Porto, Portugal, and the Northeastern Urban Integration Project in Medellín, Colombia. 

When commenting on the significance of the two prize-winning projects, jury member Micahel Sorkin stated: "If there are lessons to be drawn for urban design from Medellín and Porto, I think the broader lesson has to do with the disruption of the segregation of the disciplines in the design field. Historically we have understood that Landscape Architecture sits in one place, Architecture in another, and Urban Design and Planning [in another, with all three disciplines] in constant conflict about their territorial rights. One of the things that is revolutionary about the Medellín project is that distinguishing among the disciplines is no longer possible."

More about the prize-winning projects, courtesy of the GSD:

Casa 103 / Marlene Uldschmidt

00:00 - 21 August, 2013
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RAINHA / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

01:00 - 18 August, 2013

San Lorenzo House / de Blacam and Meagher Architects

01:00 - 14 August, 2013
Courtesy of Quinta do Lago
Courtesy of Quinta do Lago
  • Architects

  • Location

    Quinta do Lago, Portugal
  • Design Team

    John Meagher, Paul Fox, Andy Richardson
  • Project Managment

    Forbes Project Management
  • Collaborating Architects

    Lawrence and Long Architects and Planassociados
  • Area

    650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Quinta do Lago

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Cultural Center of Viana do Castelo / Eduardo Souto de Moura

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
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Alvenaria Social Housing Competition Entry / fala atelier

01:00 - 5 August, 2013
Courtesy of fala atelier
Courtesy of fala atelier

With the challenge of creating a new identity for the "Alvenaria" neighborhood in Lisbon, fala atelier defined a module with variations and multiplications which allowed the dwellings to develop iteratively. As opposed to a static solution, this 2.55m cube module sets ground rules for the organization of the interiors, while providing the flexibility for several possible typologies. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hotel in the Douro Vineyards / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
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© Nuno Gaspar
  • Architects

  • Location

    Douro, 3260 Figueiró dos Vinhos, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Joana Vilhena, Ricardo Carvalho, José Roque, José Maria Rhodes Sérgio and Nuno Gaspar
  • Structural Consultants

    Multilayer
  • Mechanical, Hydraulic and Electricity Consultants

    Multilayer and Sunductil
  • Building Contractor

    Figueiredo & Figueiredo Lda.
  • Area

    1600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Nuno Gaspar

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Gruta do Escoural / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Paulo Rolo House / Inspazo Arquitectura

01:00 - 30 July, 2013
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© Cátia Mingote
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sintra, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Wilson Tafula, Hugo Ferramacho, Sofia Malveira, Daniela Silva, Vanessa Ribeiro, Sérgio Guedes
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Cátia Mingote

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