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João Luís Carrilho da Graça

JOÃO LUÍS CARRILHO DA GRAÇA WAS BORN IN 1952
  • Degree by the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon in 1977, professor at the School of Architecture of Lisbon Technical University between 1977 and 1992.
  • Currently is visiting professor at the Department of Architecture of the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, since 2001. He has taught at a great number of Architecture Schools in Seminars, Conferences and during a semester.
  • He was given the International Art Critic and Artist Association Prize in 1992 for his works and for the construction da Higher School of Social Communication; "Relating to the Location" Award, honourable mention (Association of Portuguese Architects), Campo Maior Swimming Pool, 1993, Secil Award in 1944, School of Social Communication, Lisbon; Grand Prize of the Jury "FAD" 1999 - Pavilhão do Conhecimento dos Marés, Expo 98, Lisbon; Luzboa Award 2004; Nominated countless times for the Mies Van Der Rohe Award, European Architecture Prize.
  • Published Extensively in a number of Architectural books and Magazines, most recently in "Electa", Monography "João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Opere E Progetti", 2003.
  • Distinguished with the Order of Merit of the Portuguese Republic
Works
  • Campo Maior Municipal Swimming Pool, 1982,90 (with Carlos Miguel Dias)
  • Higher School of Social Communication, Lisbon, 1988/93 - Lisbon Polytechic
  • Conversion of the flor da Rosa Monastery to an Inn, in Crato, 1990/1995 - Enatur, S.A.
  • Restoration of the ruins of St. Paul and their conversion into a Museum, Macao, 1990/93 - Macao Cultural Institute
  • Conversion of São Francisco Convent to the Algarce Higher School of Hotel and Tourism, Faro, 1994/1997 - National Tourism Learning Institute
  • Conhecimento dos Mares Pavilion, Expo 98, Lisbon, 1995/98 - Parque Expo 98, S.A.
  • Headquarters of Lisbon Polytechnic, Lisbon, 1995/99
  • Youth Hostel, Viana do Castelo, 1999 - Portuguese Youth Institute
  • Restoration of the South-West wing of the Economics Faculty, new University of Lisbon, 1995/99
  • Belem Palace Documentation and Information Centre, Presidency of the Republic, Lisbon, 1996-1998, Presidency of the Republic of Portugal
  • Project for a Municipal Sports Complex and Swimming Pool, and Adjoining facilities, Vila do Conde, Under Construction
  • Restoration of the Convent of Jesus and their conversion into a museum, and the surrounding area and support buildings, Setubal - Under Construction
  • Project for the Lisbon Higher School of Music, Under Construction - Lisbon Polytechnic
  • Project for a Multiuse Pavilion and Support Structures for Evora Exhibition Park, Under Construction
  • Theatre Project - Auditorium, Poitiers, Under Construction, Presellected International Invitation to Tender
  • House in Sanchinarro, Madrid 2001/-
  • Coimbra Culture and Convention Centre - Convent of St. Francis, Coimbra, 2003/-
Tender Invitations
  • Invited to tender for the Project Regarding the Ampliation of Parliament in Lisbon - 1st Prize 1992
  • Public Invitation to tender for the Chancellory of Lisbon Technical University Project - 1st Prize 1998
  • Preselected International Invitation to tender for "La Cittá delle Culture", Milan 2000
  • Preselected in the International Invitation to tender for the Amplification of the National Modern Art Gallery in Rome 2000
  • Selective Invitation to tender for the Remodelling and Amplification of Faro Museum, 2000
  • Preselected in the International Invitation to tender for the "Metropole Hotel", in Rennes, 2nd Prize - 2001
  • Preselected in the Public Invitation to tender for Coimbra Courthouse - 2nd Prize - 2002
  • Preselected in the International Invitation to tender for Forlanini Park - Milan - Finalist 2002
  • Preselected in the International Invitation to tender for the "Maison de la Paix", Geneva with Tanya Zein - 1st Prize - 2003
  • Preselected in the International Invitation to tennder for the Remodelling and Amplification of the German School in Lisbon - 1st Prize 2003
  • Preselected in the Internation Invitation to tender for the Project of the "Musée Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode" - 2004
  • Invited to tender for the project of the Civic Centre of Planalto do Ingote, Coimbra - 1st 2004
Miscellaneous
  • "Architecture and Poetry "Meeting, Organizes by Kenneth Frampton, Mexico City - 1991
  • Reggio Calabra Seminar - 2002
  • Member of the Jury "Passerelle Piettonale Sécheron-Nation", Geneva - 2004

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