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Happy Birthday Antonio Gaudí, Alvaro Siza and Robert Venturi

Antonio Gaudí, Alvaro Siza and Robert Venturi

Antonio Gaudí, Alvaro Siza and Robert Venturi

Apart from Antonio Gaudí, who would have turned 161 today, both Robert Venturi and Pritzer Prize Winner Alvaro Siza also share a birthday today.

Portuguese architect Siza, who in fact decided to study architecture after an inspiring trip to Barcelona (where Gaudí’s influence left its mark – on both the city and the young architect), won the Pritzker in 1992. He turns 80 today.

Venturi, an American architect highly influential in Postmodern architecture and a defender of “complexity and contradiction” turns 88.