Award: Eduardo Souto de Moura wins Golden Lion at Biennale Architettura 2018
26th May 2018, Headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
DATE: 26/5/2018
Docomomo International congratulates the Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura for being announced the 2018 Biennale Architettura Golden Lion.

“Souto de Moura was named best participant in Freespace, the exhibition directed by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects for the 16th edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale.
His project Vo De Jour comprises two aerial photographs positioned side by side, showing the São Lourenço do Barrocal estate in Alentejo, Portugal, which the architect transformed from an old farm into a hotel. The two images show the site both before and after the works. The changes are barely noticeable, revealing how small-scale the interventions were.
Judges said the positioning of the two images "reveals the essential relationship between architecture, time and place".” In dezeen website

The prize was attributed to the architect during the Awards Ceremony of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Saturday May 26th 2018 at Ca’ Giustinian, the headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia, at 11 am.

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