Oscar Niemeyer

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Oscar Niemeyer (Rio de Janeiro, 1907-2012 ) was a Brazilian architect. He worked in the design of the headquarters of the United Nations and a large number of residential, commercial, government buildings and the Cathedral in Brasilia, the new capital of Brazil. The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum is considered one of his best works. He is the 1988 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate along with Gordon Bunshaft.

Niemeyer was awarded with: honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (1963), the Prince of Asturias Award (1989), the Leone d'Oro at the Venice Biennial (1996), honorary doctorates by the Universities of San Paolo and Minas Gerais (1995), and the Russian "Order of Friendship" (2007).

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Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida de Brasília, (1958-1970).

Niemeyer has been working nonstop ever since. He’s 101 years old and still designs buildings every day. He spent a few years as the president of the Brazilian Communist Party, recently got married at the sprightly age of 98, and got himself into trouble last year for trying to make some changes to Brasília.

Vice Magazine: OSCAR NIEMEYER - The 101-Year-Old Man Who Invented Brazil’s Capital [1]

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