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June 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
Oscar Niemeyer (Brazilian Portuguese, 907-2012), was a Brazilian architect who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. Niemeyer was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city that became Brazil’s capital in 1960, as well as his collaboration with other architects on the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York.His exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of reinforced concrete was highly influential in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Some of Oscar Niemeyer projects:
1936 – Ministry of Education and Health, Rio de Janeiro
1939 – Brazil’s pavilion at 1939 New York World’s Fair
1940 – Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, southeastern Brazil
1947 – United Nations Headquarters in New York City
1951 – Copan Building, São Paulo, Brazil
1954 – Interbau buildings project, Berlin
1957 – Eixo Monumental (Monumental Axis), Brasilia
1957 – Palácio da Alvorada, Presidential residence.
1958 – Cathedral of Brasília1958 – National Congress of Brazil
1958 – Federal Supreme Court
1960 – Square of the Three Powers
1985 – Pantheon of Liberty and Democracy
1991–1996 – Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
2001 –2002 – Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba