André Tavares, curator of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016, is the winner of the Fernando Távora Prize 2015

The architect, lecturer and editor born in Porto in 1976, André Tavares is the winner of the 10th Edition of Fernando Távora Prize with a proposal entitled "Ruins, or the Book of Architecture".

His proposal is, in his words: "a journey through buildings and original editions of books in Rome, Vicenza, Paris and London, in order to, through the history of the Architecture book, synthesise the European architectural culture".

The jury, who considered the proposal “deeply original” chose André Tavares unanimously.
The jury was presided by the writer Valter Hugo Mãe and included architects João Luís Carrilho da Graça, José Manuel Botelho, Pedro da Rocha Vinagreiro and Luísa Távora, in representation of Fernando Távora’s family.

Fernando Távora Prize was established in 2005 in honour of this great architect and educator from Porto who influenced generations of Portuguese architects. Aimed at all members of the Portuguese Architects Guild, the Prize consists in assigning the winner a travel grant in the amount of six thousand euros.