The pritzker goes to Souto de Moura
Eduardo Souto de Moura is an exellent architect, a great professional, but the truth is that he hasn’t ever made a building that is really relevant to architecture history. It would have been better to wait for giving him the prize, as he is still young (58, still young for an architect). Maybe, for an architect as Souto, the prize has more sense as a life-long achivement award. What I think it has happen is that everybody is tired of the star system architecture, so they are now looking for someone that has performed a much more calmed architecture.