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Monday, 04 October 2010 15:54

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Location: Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Architect: Oscar Niemeyer

Built: 1996

Website: www.macniteroi.com.br

 

The saucer-shaped modernist structure, which has been likened to a UFO, is set on a cliffside, at the bottom of which is a beach. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the MAC-Niter?i is 16 meters high; its cupola has a diameter of 50 metres with three floors. The museum projects itself over Boa Viagem (“Bon Voyage,” “Good Journey”), the 817-square metre reflecting pool that surrounds the cylindrical base “like a flower,” in the words of Niemeyer.

Information is used from: www.macniteroi.com.br

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