Born in Alcobaça, 1941.
Gonçalo Byrne has a degree in Architecture from the Lisbon School of Fine Arts and is an Honorary Causa Doctorate from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon and the University of Alghero in Italy. In 1975, he established his own practice and in 1991 founded the studio Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos.
Since 1970 he has been a member of the Order of Architects and since 2008 has been a member of the Italian Association of Architects of the Province of Vicenza. He belonged to the direction of the Portuguese Section of the U.I.A., having been delegated to world assemblies and congresses of this organization. He was director of Jornal Arquitectos between 1985 and 1987.
Gonçalo Byrne has been teaching at several international universities, including Lausanne, Harvard, Venice, Mendrisio, Leuven, Pamplona, Milan, Kansas State University, among others. He often integrates several contest and award juries, such as the Mies van der Rohe Award (2017); the Vasco Vilalva Prize, awarded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; the Swiss Architectural Award - BSI Architectural Foundation (of which he is a permanent member of the advisory board), the Juana de Vega Award (La Coruña), among others.
His studio is a reference in the Portuguese architectural context as a “second” school for many of his collaborators who, after leaving the studio and establishing their own practices, become co-authors of several works with Gonçalo Byrne.
1977 - FARO CENTRAL ZONE - 1st Prize
LARGE NAVE OF BRAGA EXHIBITION AND SPORTS PARK - 1st Prize
1988 - BELÉM CULTURAL CENTER - LISBON - 2nd Prize
1990 - NEW RTP PRODUCTION CENTER, LISBON - 3rd Prize
COAL PIER COMPLEX, FUNCHAL - AQUARIUM, MARITIME BIOLOGY STATION -1st Prize
1991 - NEW INSTALLATIONS OF THE HIGHER INSTITUTE OF ECONOMY AND MANAGEMENT, LISBON - 1st Prize
NEW INSTALLATIONS OF THE ELECTRICITY COLLEGE, COIMBRA - 1st Prize
NEW INST. SUPERIOR OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES, LISBON - 1st PRIZE
“TABAQUEIRA” LAND ORDERING IN ALBARRAQUE - 1st Prize
1992 - CENTRAL BUILDING OF AVEIRO UNIVERSITY - 1st Prize
1993 - FUNCHAL NAVAL CLUB - 1st Prize
LISBON SCIENCE COLLEGE - C8 - 1st Prize
NEW UNIVERSITY OF LISBON - MATH DEPARTMENT - 1st Prize
1995 - CAMPUS TECHNO-Z, SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - 2nd Prize
RECONVERSION OF THE SPACES OF THE SCHOOLS OF S. JERÓNIMO, ARTES, CHEMICAL LABORATORY AND SURROUNDING AREA - COIMBRA UNIVERSITY - 1st Prize
1997 - BRAZILIAN ENGINEERING SCHOOL IN BRAGA - 1st Prize.
ENLARGEMENT AND REORGANIZATION OF A SCHOOL BUILDING SET IN TAMSWEG, AUSTRIA - 1st Prize
MARINE TRAFFIC COORDINATION AND CONTROL CENTER OF LISBON - 1st Prize
1998 - GREAT SPACE COVERED FOR ASSEMBLIES AND PRESBITTERY - SANCTUARY OF FATIMA, FATIMA, PORTUGAL - 2nd Prize
BRABANTE-FLAMENGO PROVINCE GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTER - LOVAINA-BELGIUM - 1st Prize
METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA HEADQUARTERS, LISBON - 1st Prize
1999 - ELABORATION OF THE BANKS BUILDING IN LISBON - 1st Prize
CASTRO AX NATIONAL MUSEUM - 1st Prize
2000 - TELES FACTORY - SANTO TIRSO - 2nd Prize
2001 - EXHIBITION PARK - MONTALEGRE - 2nd Prize
2002 - FORLANINI PARK - MILAN, ITALY -1st Prize