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Carrilho da Graça received the International Art Critics Association Award in 1992 for the ensemble of his work; the “Relação com o sítio - honourable mention” award (national architecture awards - Portuguese architects’ association) in 1993 for the campo maior municipal swimming pool; the “secil” prize 1994 for the polytechnic school of journalism, the valmor prize 1998 and the “fad” prize 1999 for the knowledge of the seas pavilion; “luzboa 2004”, the prize of the first Lisbon’s international art biennial; as well as several nominations for the “mies van der rohe” European architecture award, and recently considered candidate by the “ordem dos arquitectos” for the “auguste perret” prize, uia awards 2005.
His work has been published in several books and architecture magazines, including the monographs “carrilho da graça” editorial gustavo gili, 1995; “joão luís carrilho da graça, opere e progetti”, electa, 2003; “joão luís carrilho da graça, arquitecturas de autor 31”, t6 ediciones, 2004; “joão luís carrilho da graça, dsda • documentação e arquivo, palácio de belém”, caleidoscópio, 2005; “ joão luís carrilho da graça | candidaturas aos prémios uia 2005 | prémio auguste perret”, ordem dos arquitectos, 2005.
Distinguished with the order for merit of the Portuguese republic in 1999.