Saturday, 16 July 2011

Palácio Gustavo Capanema

The Palácio Gustavo Capanema is a public building where the Ministério de Educação e Cultura (MEC) is located. The construction is an example for the modern Brazillian architecture and it was created by a group of architects that included Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa and Affonso Eduardo Reidy. The consultant was the swiss Le Corbusier. The 16 floor high building is on top of a series of slender columns on the ground floor and its garden terrace was created by Roberto Burle Marx.

Learn more:

- The palace, constructed on an area of 27 thousand square meters, was inaugurated in 1947 and took nine years to finish;

- The decoration of the external revestment is made of tiles of the artist Cândido Portinari;
- You can also find works of Guignard and sculptures of Giorgi;
- The Palácio Gustavo Capanema will be the headquarter of the 2016 Olympic Games Organization Committee.

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