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Apartment Building in Maia, Portugal (Courtesy El Croquis)
Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has won the 2011 Pritzker Prize, according to severalreports. The Porto-based architect worked for the country’s other Pritzker winner, Alvaro Siza, but has had a prolific career on his own since opening his office in 1980. Not widely known outside Portugal, Souto de Moura designed the new stadium in Braga in 2004, which, like much of his work, has strong, highly legible forms. There he blasted granite from the site that was later crushed to make concrete for the building.