Paulo Mendes da Rocha Wins Pritzker Prize

Brazil's preeminent architect wins the 2006 Pritzker Prize for his "bold use of simple materials" and the ethical dimension of his buildings

Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha has been awarded the 2006 Pritzker Prize, the profession's most prestigious accolade. The 77-year-old architect is the unofficial dean of the Paulista school of architecture, responsible for infusing the Brazilian variant of Brutalism with delicacy, flair, and technical elegance.

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