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documentary: into the mind, heart, and legacy of pritzker prize winner álvaro siza vieira

an exclusive dive into the life and trajectory of alvaro siza vieira

 

A pioneer of solid and imposing architecture infused with subtlety and passion, Álvaro Siza Vieira is one of the biggest names in global contemporary architecture. Although his name and work are widely renowned, and his legacy has traversed borders with projects that have notably altered urban landscapes around the world, not much is known about the architect’s personal life. Demystifying his persona, the upcoming documentary SIZA takes its audience on a journey into the mind and heart of the Pritzker Prize winner to reveal an exclusive narrative about his life and trajectory — from his childhood and marital relationship, to his passions as a sculptor and admiration for classical music.

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Álvaro Siza Vieira filming his documentary | all images courtesy of Augusto Custodio

 

 

celebrating of siza’s mark on contemporary architecture

 

Producer and director Augusto Custodio takes a dive into the personal life of Álvaro Siza Vieira, exploring the key influences that have shaped his character and career. In doing so, SIZA depicts a whole and captivating portrait of the architect and his legacy to modern architecture, through a more intimate lens. The film is a celebration of his life and career, highlighting the importance of his mark on the contemporary architecture scene and his unique approach to design.

 

The documentary features insights from friends and colleagues closest to the architect, who reveal exclusive details about his personality and professional journey. Among the guests are renowned architects Eduardo Souto Moura and Carlos Castanheira, longtime partners and friends of Siza. SIZA will be released in June 2023 on the Gallery streaming platform and at an exclusive preview event in Portugal, which will be held in honor of the architect as he turns 90.

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a look at the architect in actin in his office in Porto, Portugal

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an icon in global contemporary architecture

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exclusive insights and interviews from close friends and colleagues shape the documentary

documentary: into the mind, heart, and legacy of pritzker prize winner álvaro siza vieira
the film celebrates Siza’s life and career as he turns 90

documentary: into the mind, heart, and legacy of pritzker prize winner álvaro siza vieira
SIZA will be released in June 2023 on the Gallery streaming platform and at an exclusive preview in Portugal

 

 

project info:

 

name: SIZA

director and producer: Augusto Custodio
architect: Álvaro Siza Vieira

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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