News came in that Eduardo Souto de Moura, a Portugese architect, has been awarded the 2011 Pritzker Prize. You could think of the Pritzker Prize as the special achievement Academy award for Architecture.
'During the past three decades, eduardo souto de moura has produced a body of work that is of our time but also carries echoes of architectural traditions. His buildings have a unique ability to convey seemingly conflicting characteristics - power and modesty, bravado and subtlety, bold public authority and a sense of intimacy - at the same time,' says the Pritzker Prize jury.
On first sight, Souto de Moura's use of color conveys conflicting characters as well. Consider this colorful sketch of the Braga Stadium. It makes clear that Souto de Moura lives and breaths color. Even a simple and quick line sketch is filled with color.