Stemming from and an ambitious and daring project, Brasilia, capital of Brazil inaugurated in 1960, sprung up in only 1 000 days. The city owns in great part its inscription to the patrimony of humanity to avant-garde architect Oscar Niemeyer.
This amazing exhibition retraces the construction story of this utopic city aiming at a better distribution of the country’s wealth: the first delimitations, the main monuments, notably the impressive cathedral with resolutely modern lines right down to the scale model representing today’s city.
And what better setting than the headquarters of the French communist party, designed by the Brazilian architect during his exile in France, to discover rare documents and unusual objects? Of course it’s free!
Brasilia, half a century in the capital of Brazil, until 15 June
Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm (except Saturday 25 May), Sunday 28 April and 2 June from10am to 6pm, closed on holidays.
© Fabio Colombini