Luso-Spanish Prize for Art and Culture

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

alvaro siza vieira luso-spanish award

alvaro siza vieira luso-spanish award

Alvaro Siza Vieira,  was awarded on Wednesday morning at the Museum Soares dos Reis, in Porto with the Luso-Spanish Prize for Art and Culture, delivered by Secretary of State for CultureFrancisco José Viegas and the Minister of Culture of Spain, Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde.

Siza Vieira succeeds Joseph Benedict and Perfeito Quadrado, previous winners of this award, highly prestigious and representing the binding of the artistic dialogue between the countries that make up the Iberian Peninsula.

The Portuguese architect was presented with a piece written by Fernanda Fragateiro and did not hide the “great emotion” by the honor bestowed with such distinction.

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has so often contemplated Spain,  through the poetry in the design of the Galician Centre of Contemporary Art and the School of Journalism, two examples of his work in Santiago de Compostela, was bestowed with compliments from the Spanish Government by the words of Angeles González, praising “the universal work of someone who built places for men and women around the world with a desire to better accommodate the society.”

Francisco José Viegas did not miss out on the tribute to Siza Vieira, loaded with symbolism because it coincides with the birthday of Jose Saramago. The Portuguese Secretary of State praised the role of the architect from Matosinhos “internationalization of culture thanks to a strong and active presence.”










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