Pedro Cid belongs to the 3rd generation of Portuguese modernist architects who changed the perception on the national architecture. He graduated in architecture at the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon in 1952. Later he worked in the Ministry of Internal Administration, where he collaborated in the launching of the Technical Support Offices. He won the Valmor Prize (1975) for the architectural ensemble of the headquarters building, gardens and Museum of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
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