Álvaro Siza, born in Matosinhos, Portugal, in 1933, studied architecture at the University of Porto. From 1955-58, he collaborated with architect Fernando Tavora. From 1966-69, Álvaro Siza taught at the School of Architecture (ESBAP), as of 1976 he held a professorship in the “Construction” Department. From 1984-92 he was a teacher at the Architecture Faculty in Porto, in 1985 he won a prize in Venice for his design “Campo de Marte” and as of 1988 he was in charge of reconstructing the old town “Chiado” in Lisbon. In 1992, Álvaro Siza won the Hyatt Foundation’s Pritzker Architecture Prize for his life’s work. He teaches in South America, Japan, Canada, the USA and Europe.
Projects for Vitra:
1994 Factory building on the Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein