Oscar Niemeyer is dead | Architecture’s great modern father of Brasilia

Posted by on December 6, 2012

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Oscar Niemeyer is dead. It happened yesterday in Rio de Janeiro. The great Brazilian architect would have turned 105 years old on the 15th of December. Needless to say, the news have had a major impact around the world, especially in Brazil. The fact is that Oscar Niemeyer was one of the greatest men of the twentieth century able to leave the mark of his creativity in the world.

The Big Hand

The Big Hand

Brasilia

Brasilia

Palace of Justice

Palace of Justice

And more than anywhere else, in Brasilia, capital of Brazil, built from scratch based on the work of Lúcio Costa by Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle. That was the team that was responsible for most public buildings. When I was in Brazil last year I asked my partner what she liked of the journey. She replied: “It’s been great, from Rio to Iguazu Falls and the two days in Manaus. But the thing that really surprised us was the stop in Brasilia. Surprisingly awesome, a city born from scratch, by the mind of man. “

Brasilia's Gymnasium at sunset

Brasilia’s Gymnasium at sunset

Brasilia's Sunset

Brasilia’s Sunset

Flying Saucer, Contemporary Art Museum

Flying Saucer, Contemporary Art Museum

Oscar Niemeyer has created many buildings! Some of them are the Brazilian National Congress in Brasilia, while in the tunnel is the resumed Esplanada Ministries in Brasilia, the casino in Funchal, Madeira, the Church of San Francesco in Belo Horizonte, the palace Mondadori in Segrate, the Museum of contemporary Art in Niterói, Novo Museu, the Museum Oscar Niemeyer in Curitiba, the Cathedral of Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer international cultural Centre in Aviles in Spain, the park of Natal and many more.

Cultural Centre

Cultural Centre

Tamarat

Tamarat

Art photos: Fred Schueler, Jose Antonio Silva, armando  cuellar, Andre Landin, hanneorla.

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