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Cathedral of Brasília

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Oscar Niemeyer
 
location Brasília
function church, religion
contributed by haaijk

The Cathedral of Brasília (full name: Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida) is a cathedral in Brazil. It is a hyperboloid structure, constructed from 16 concrete columns, weighing 90 tons each. These columns represent two hands moving upwards to heaven. The exterior of the cathedral resembles the circular plan and ribbed structure of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, but the latter is clad in solid material, while the Cathedral of Brasília allows light in and out for almost the full height of the columns (text from Wikipedia).

 

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haaijk says:
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rotterdam, Netherlands 31-Jan-10
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Cathedral of Brasília
Address
Via S Dois Leste 1
Brazil
Project is public!
Completion 5- 1970
Floor area/size 3800 m2
ArchitectOscar Niemeyer
 
Project ID 5633
Latitude/Longitude 15°47'54S 47°52'32W
Contributed by haaijk
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