Brasilia Palace Hotel, Brasilia

RIBApix ref no RIBA40948
Architect/DesignerNiemeyer, Oscar (1907-2012)
Artist/PhotographerMalagamba, Duccio (1960-)
Subject Date1959
Image Date2008
StyleModern Movement
MediumDigital image
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Duccio Malagamba / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The hotel suffered a major fire in 1978 and years of further neglect. After a thorough restoration by Niemeyer's office the hotel reopened in 2006. The city of Brasilia was planned and developed in 1956 with Lucio Costa as chief urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as principal architect. It formally became the capital of Brazil in 1960 and is the seat of all three branches of the Brazilian government.

Subject tags

town planning, towns & cities, hotels