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Gustavo Capanema Building

27 de February de 2020

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The Palácio Gustavo Capanema is a public building where the Ministério de Educação e Cultura (MEC) is located. The construction is an example for the modern Brazillian architecture and it was created by a group of architects that included Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa and Affonso Eduardo Reidy. The consultant was the swiss Le Corbusier. The 16 floor high building is on top of a series of slender columns on the ground floor and its garden terrace was created by Roberto Burle Marx.

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  • The palace, constructed on an area of 27 thousand square meters, was inaugurated in 1947 and took nine years to be concluded;
  • The decoration of the external revestment is made of tiles of the artist Cândido Portinari;
  • You can also find works of Guignard and sculptures of Giorgi;
  • Since 2015, it's closed for renovation.

Address: R. da Imprensa, 16 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20030-120
Phone: +55 21 2220-1740