Paulo Mendes da Rocha

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Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Paulo Mendes Da Rocha-Arquisur 2009 (cropped).jpg
(2009)
Born(1928-10-25)October 25, 1928
DiedMay 23, 2021(2021-05-23) (aged 92)
NationalityBrazilian
Alma materUniversidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
OccupationArchitect
AwardsPritzker Architecture Prize (2006)
BuildingsSerra Dourada Stadium, Gymnasium in the Paulistano Athletics Club, Pinacoteca do Estado, National Coach Museum

Paulo Mendes da Rocha (October 25, 1928 – May 23, 2021) was a Brazilian architect. He was known for his cultural buildings to São Paulo and was widely thanked for reshaping the city.[1]

Mendes da Rocha was Professor at the Architecture College of University of São Paulo, known as FAU-USP, until 1998.

He was honored with the Mies van der Rohe Prize (2000), the Pritzker Prize (2006) and the Venice Biennale Golden Lion for lifetime achievement (2016).[2]

Mendes da Rocha died of lung cancer at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil on May 23, 2021 at the age of 92.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. FERNANDES, Luiz Gustavo Sobral. O novo projeto para a loja Forma. Minha Cidade, São Paulo, ano 19, n. 225.05, Vitruvius, abr. 2019 <http://vitruvius.com.br/revistas/read/minhacidade/19.225/7329>.
  2. "Paulo Mendes da Rocha Awarded Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement". ArchDaily. 2016-05-06. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  3. "Morre Paulo Mendes da Rocha, o último gigante da arquitetura brasileira". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). 2021-05-23. Retrieved 2021-05-23.

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