Carrilho da Graça, Alberti Prize


The jury of the first Leon Battista Alberti Prize, formed by representatives of the Politecnico di Milano, the Alberti Foundation, and Mantua City Hall, has unanimously voted to hand the award to the Portuguese architect João Carrilho da Graça, acknowledging a professional who has managed to “establish a dialogue of high value between the old and the new.” The Alberti Prize will be given yearly to “an internationally renowned architect whose work testifies to the role of contemporary architecture in the promotion of historical heritage.” The 65-year-old awardee has built a long roster of buildings characterized by subtlety and formal restraint, a good example being the recent cruise terminal in Lisbon.

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