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Niterķi Contemporary Art Museum

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Oscar Niemeyer
 
location Niterķi
function landmark, museum
contributed by Adam_Gebrian

The Niterķi Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterķi, or MAC, in Portugese) is located in the city of Niterķi, Brazil. It is set on a cliffside, at the bottom of which is a beach. The saucer-shaped modernist structure overlooks Guanabara Bay, from where on the opposite side Rio de Janeiro and Sugarloaf Mountain can be seen. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the museum is 16 metres high; its cupola has a diameter of 50 metres with three floors and has been likened to a UFO. A wide access slope leads to a Hall of Expositions, which has a capacity for sixty people.

 

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Arti-Fact says:
Street view of this building
Amsterdam, Netherlands 18-Nov-12
Yrrah says:
Soooo beautifull!
Delft, Netherlands 16-Mar-11
Such a beatiful design!
Belo Horizonte, Brazil 30-Nov-08
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Niterķi Contemporary Art Museum
Address
Mirante da Boa Viagem
Brazil
http://www.macniteroi.com.br
Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00
Completion 1996
Floor area/size 2500 m2
Cost € 5100000,-
ArchitectOscar Niemeyer
structural engineerBruno Contarini
 
Project ID 2576
Latitude/Longitude 22°54'28S 43°07'34W
Contributed by Adam_Gebrian
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