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Paulo Mendes da Rocha
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Personal information
Name Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Nationality Brazilian
Birth date (1928-10-25)October 25, 1928
Birth place Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Date of death May 23, 2021(2021-05-23) (aged 92)
Place of death São Paulo, São Paulo (state), Brazil
Alma mater Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
Buildings Serra Dourada Stadium, Gymnasium in the Paulistano Athletics Club, Pinacoteca do Estado, National Coach Museum
Awards Pritzker Architecture Prize (2006)

Paulo Mendes da Rocha (October 25, 1928 – May 23, 2021) was a Brazilian architect. He was known for his cultural buildings to São Paulo and was widely thanked for reshaping the city.[1]

Mendes da Rocha was Professor at the Architecture College of University of São Paulo, known as FAU-USP, until 1998.

He was honored with the Mies van der Rohe Prize (2000), the Pritzker Prize (2006) and the Venice Biennale Golden Lion for lifetime achievement (2016).[2]

Mendes da Rocha died of lung cancer at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil on May 23, 2021 at the age of 92.[3]


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