"Portuguese architecture’s triumph", exults Público, honouring the Oporto architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, winner of 2011 Pritzker Prize – architecture’s highest distinction. The first Portuguese architect to garner the prize since Álvaro Siza in 1992. The jury acclaimed Souto de Moura's work for its "apparent formal simplicity" that "weaves together complex references to the characteristics of the region, landscape, site, and wider architectural history". Having narrowly missed out on the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture for Braga Stadium, Souto Moura is also known Monastery of Santa Maria do Bouro, Porto`s underground and Casa das Histórias that houses the painter Paula Rego's collection.