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A Futuristic City with Curves: Brasilia

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Language: English
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Brasilia, a capital created ex nihilo in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer intended that every element - from the layout of the residential and administrative districts (often compared to the shape of a bird in flight) to the symmetry of the buildings themselves - should be in harmony with the city's overall design. The official buildings, in particular, are innovative and imaginative.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site

Place/region: Brasilia, Brazil, Latin America, Caribbean
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV Sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV

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