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Mendes da Rocha, the last great name in Brazilian architecture, has died

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, winner of the Pritzker Prize in 2006, died Sunday, May 23, at age 92 in São Paulo, where he was hospitalized, his relatives confirmed.

Mendes da Rocha, considered the last great name in Brazilian architecture, was suffering from lung cancer.

The architect was born in 1928 in the Brazilian city of Vitória, in the state of Espírito Santo (northeast), and studied architecture and urban planning at Mackenzie University. He was married and had six children,

He began his career in the 1950s and was part of the . . .

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