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Alvorada Palace

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Oscar Niemeyer
 
location Brasília
function government
contributed by Latvian31

The Alvorada Palace, or Palace of Dawn, is the official residence of the President of Brazil. The palace was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated on June 30, 1958. The name comes from the quote of Juscelino Kubitschek: "What is Brasília, if not the dawn of a new day for Brazil". One of the first structures built in the Republic's new capital city, the "Alvorada" lies on a peninsula at the margins of Lake Paranoá. The principles of simplicity and modernity, that in the past characterized the great works of architecture, oriented Niemeyer's project. The viewer has an impression of looking at a glass box, softly landed on the ground with the support of thin external columns.

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ben ev says:
narley dude
23-Mar-15
jeff says:
cool
23-Mar-15
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Alvorada Palace
Project is public!
Opening hours Wednesday from: 14.30 - 17.00 h.
How to get there? The only one possibility is taking a taxi or by your own car.
Completion 6- 1958
Floor area/size 7000 m2
ArchitectOscar Niemeyer
 
Project ID 8882
Latitude/Longitude 15°47'35S 47°49'20W
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