Gustavo Capanem Palace

Palacio Gustavo Capanema - R. da Imprensa, 16 - Castelo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20030-002, Brazil Phone: +55 21 2220-1740 Average Price: $ 1 per person


It is one of the finest examples of Brazilian 1930s  modernist architecture , designed in 1935 and 1936. It was designed by a team composed of  Lucio Costa  (future designer of the master plan of Brazil's modernist capital  Brasília ), along with  Affonso Eduardo Reidy , Ernani Vasconcellos, Carlos Leao, Jorge Machado Moreira, and  Roberto Burle Marx .  Oscar Niemeyer , who became Brazil's best-known architect later, had a role as an intern in Costa's office. The group invited renowned Swiss-French Modernist architect  Le Corbusier  to oversee the project. Construction was begun by the  Getúlio Vargas  government in 1939 and was completed in 1943, to house Brazil's new Ministry of Education and Health.

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