Cultura e Lazer

Architect Manuel Aires Mateus received the Pessoa Award

06, March 2018
Fernando Medina attended the ceremony, along with the Prime Minister António Costa, the Ministers of Culture and Justice, among other personalities.

The ceremony was held on March 5 at Culturgest and was attended by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the non-executive President of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Emílio Rui Vilar, and the President of the Grupo Impresa and the jury of the competition, Francisco Pinto Balsemão. 

The award, organized by Caixa Geral de Depósitos and the newspaper Expresso, was announced at the end of 2017, and the jury stated at the time that the architecture of Manuel Aires Mateus "is modern, abstract and contemporary, but part of a collection of forms and portuguese vernacular materials, which integrates in exemplary fashion".