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Oscar Niemeyer “Conscious Inspiration” 2

Posted in public buildings with tags , , on January 10, 2011 by eliinbar

The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói — MAC) is situated in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the city’s main landmarks. It was completed in 1996.

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the MAC-Niterói 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. 

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The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum niterói

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ,It was completed in 1996


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