Brasilia, a capital created ex nihilo in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer intended that every element – from the layout of the residential and administrative districts (often compared to the shape of a bird in flight) to the symmetry of the buildings themselves – should be in harmony with the city’s overall design. The official buildings, in particular, are innovative and imaginative.
|Brasilia de en fr nl pt||4.6km||site_izi|
|Árvore dos Desejos (Wish Tree)||2020||3.6km||site_ao|
|The Big Worm||2019||3.9km||site_ao|
|Cathedral of Brasília||2018||3.1km||site_ao|
|Student Central Library, Universidade de Brasília||4.2km||site_brutalism|
|Rectory, Universidade de Brazília||4.2km||site_brutalism|
|Hospital Sarah Kubitschek||2km||site_brutalism|
|DNER (Departamento Nacional de Estradas de Rodagem) (today DNIT [Departamento Nacional de Infraestrutura de Transportes])||2.8km||site_brutalism|
|Can you solve the mystery of Brazil’s time-traveling capital?||2019||3.2km||post|
|Inside Brazil’s ‘cautionary tale’ for utopian urbanists||2019||3.2km||post|
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