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.