Rafael Moneo (2011)
|Born||JosÃ© Rafael Moneo VallÃ©s
9 May 1937
Tudela, Navarre, Spain
|Awards||Rolf Schock Prizes in Visual Arts (1993)
Pritzker Architecture Prize (1996)
Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture (2012)
At the Museum of Roman Art, the logic of the forms is very much modern. But in spite of that, the idea of the construction could be related to a historical time.
I liked painting and drawing, and I liked humanities mainly – poetry, literature – this speculative attitude toward life.
I would say that to put architecture in the chain of history, to be able to interpret and understand why we are where we are, is quite crucial.