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Born: October 25, 1928

Nationality: Brazilian

Masterpiece: Pinacoteca do Estado


Paulo Mendes da Rocha is the second Brazilian architect who received architectures greatest honor the Pritzker Prize. That happened in 2006.

Mendes da Rocha has shown a deep understanding of space and scale through the great variety of buildings he has designed, from private residences, housing complexes, a church, museums and sports stadia to urban plans for public space. While few of his buildings were realized outside of Brazil, the lessons to be learned from his work, both as a practicing architect and a teacher, are universal.

Thomas J. Pritzker

Notable Work

1957 Gymnasium in the Paulistano Athletics Club

1964 The Guaimbe Residential building

1973 Serra Dourade Stadium

1988 Brazilian Sculpture Museum

1993 Pinacoteca do Estado

1997 FIESP Cultural Center

Information is used from: www.earbot.com

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