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Dies Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer to 104 years old

Follower and great promoter of the ideas of Le Corbusier, is considered one of the most influential international modern architecture. On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, died at 104 years old in Rio de Janeiro, his hometown. Among its main architectural projects include the construction of Brasília as the new capital of his country during the 1960s. Niemeyer was primarily responsible for some iconic public buildings in the city, including the National Congress of Brazil, the Cathedral of Brasilia, Planalto Palace and the Palácio da Alvorada. He was also one of the main drivers of the team that designed the headquarters of the United Nations in New York.

Brasilia Cathedral

Palacio da Alvorada

In 1989 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. In April 2007 he donates to Spain the design of his biggest project in Europe and the only one in Spain, and his collaboration, as awarded, in celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Prince of Asturias Awards. The Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre is an aesthetic provocative summary of the best Brazilian architecture. The Niemeyer is located in the city of Aviles, Asturias and was opened in spring 2011.

Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre

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