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Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Praemium Imperiale 2016

After the Golden Lion for an entire professional career at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, the succession of honors in recognition of the trajectory of Paulo Mendes da Rocha continues with the 28th Praemium Imperiale for architecture, given annually by the Japanese imperial family and the Japan Art Association with an endowment of 15 million yen (almost 131,000 euros). This year’s winners in the other sections are Cindy Sherman (painting), Annette Messager (sculpture), and Martin Scorsese (theater and film), Gidon Kremer (music). Born in 1928, Mendes da Rocha studied architecture at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo, graduating in 1954. A leading figure of the Paulista School, the Brazilian master skillfully incorporated his engineering know-how into his projects of rigorous geometry. His most famous works are: the Paulistano Athletic Club Gymnasium (1961), the Mendes da Rocha House (1967), the Brazilian Sculpture Museum (1995), and the Pinacoteca do Estado (1998), all these in São Paulo, and the New National Coach Museum (2013) in Lisbon. The awarding ceremony will take place in Tokyo on 18 October.

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