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Álvaro Siza Says ArchDaily's Building of the Year Award Provides “Strong Incentive” for Profession

Álvaro Siza Says ArchDaily's Building of the Year Award Provides “Strong Incentive” for Profession
Álvaro Siza Says ArchDaily's Building of the Year Award Provides “Strong Incentive” for Profession, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Speaking to the Portuguese communication agency Lusa, Álvaro Siza Vieira, winner of the 2015 Building of the Year Awards' office category, stated that the international award is a "strong incentive" to continue working in the architectural field.

Siza's awarded building – named The Building on the Water – is located in Huai'na, Jiangsu Province (China), and was designed together with Portuguese architect Carlos Castanheira for the company Shihlien Chemical Industrial Jiangsu Co.

Showing gratitude for the acknowledgement, Siza highlighted that the building process went as planned, without any drawbacks, and client Mr. Por-Shih Lin contributed a lot with the project. "I use to say the building's owner is the first architect and without his effort it's nearly impossible to get satisfying results," said Siza, the first Portuguese Pritzker laureate. 

The Building on the Water / Álvaro Siza + Carlos Castanheira

ArchDaily has closely followed the building's opening through Fernando Guerra's Travel Diary. Check it out below!

Travel Diary: Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira by Fernando Guerra

The Building of the Year Award is a prize created by ArchDaily in 2009 to acknowledge the best of international architecture. This year the prize featured 14 categories - spanning from offices buildings to houses and healthcare architecture - and counted with more than 3,500 participating buildings, from which ArchDaily's readers elected one winner in each category.

Read Álvaro Siza's opinion on the Bulding of the Year Awards here, and see below some images of Siza and Castanheira's awarded building by Fernando Guerra.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Cite: Baratto, Romullo. "Álvaro Siza Says ArchDaily's Building of the Year Award Provides “Strong Incentive” for Profession" [Álvaro Siza diz que o Building of the Year Awards é um “forte estímulo” para a profissão] 26 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/603212/alvaro-siza-says-archdaily-s-building-of-the-year-award-provides-strong-incentive-for-profession/> ISSN 0719-8884
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