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Alvaro Siza

Born in 1933, Álvaro Siza is one of the greatest representatives of Portuguese architecture. His works range from swimming pools to public buildings and lighting solutions, such as the refined Falena lamps by FontanaArte and Flamingo by BD Barcelona Design. According to his philosophy, tradition is not an attitude of closure; on the contrary, it is openness to innovation. The mutual link between architecture and nature is considered as the relationship between the object and its "circumstances".

Álvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto de Moura and Fernando Tavora are considered the three protagonists of the so-called "School of Porto".

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"Tradition is not the opposite of innovation, it is complementary (…). It is impossible to make something entirely new”
Born in the suburbs of Porto, Álvaro Siza studied at the local School of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 1955. He worked in Fernando Tavora's studio, dealing with "Portuguese and modern" architecture. He carried out many architectural projects in Lisbon, including the Pavilion of Portugal and several impressive pools. Other important projects include: the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum and the Faculty of Architecture Building in Porto, the Piscina des Marés and the Ibere Camargo Museum.
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