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1928 Born October 25 in Vitoria, Brazil 1954 Graduates, Mackenzie Architecture School 1958 Paulistano Athletic Club, Mendes da Rocha's first major commission, opens 1961 Wins Presidential Award for Paulistano Athletics Club 1969 Oversees construction of Brazilian Pavilion for the International Expo, Osaka, Japan. Forced to quit his university lectureship 1971 Finalist in the Paris Centre Pompidou competition 1977 Begins series of interstate bus terminals 1987 Designs iconic Forma Furniture Store, São Paulo 1988 Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, São Paulo, opens 1992 Completion of Patriarch Square and Viaduct do Cha renovation scheme 1993 Renovation of São Paulo state museum 1999 Designs stadia for Paris' 2008 Olympic Games bid 2004 Begins masterplanning enlargement and reconfiguration of Vigo University, Spain 2006 Named Pritzker architecture award winner

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