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José Mateus

Lisbon (Portugal)

José Mateus

Architect, president of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and member of the Expert Committee of the European Prize for Urban Public Space since the 2012 edition.

Graduated in Architecture from the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (FAUTL) in 1986. Together with Nuno Mateus, founded in 1991 ARX Portugal Arquitectos. Currently President of the Director's Board of Lisbon Architecture Triennale, was also Executive Director of the events Trienal 2007 and Trienal 2010. Was President of the Southern Regional Assembly of the Ordem Arquitectos, as well as Vice President of the Direction of the same Regional Section between 2005-2007. Guest professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, he was teacher at the Escola Técnica Superior d’ Arquitectura of the Universitat Internacional da Catalunya (ESARQ-UIC), in Barcelona; at the Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE) and at the Escola Superior de Artes Decorativas de Lisboa (ESAD). In 1993, the work of ARX was shown on the Exhibition Realidade Real at CCB and took part in many others, namely Percurso/Útvonal — ARX Portugal (Budapest, 2000), Influx 0.1 (Fundação de Serralves, 2002), Contaminantes/Comunicantes (Lisboa, 2000) and Nara Triennial (1994). Together with Centro Regional de Sangue do Porto, it took part of the exhibition Architectura e Design del Portogallo 1998-2004 of Milan Triennial. ARX’s projects received numberless prizes, mentions and nominations.

[Last Update: January 2014]

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