Dome of Federal Senate under construction, National Congress buildings, Eixio Monumental, Brasilia

RIBApix ref no RIBA24172
Architect/DesignerNiemeyer, Oscar (1907-2012)
Artist/PhotographerLambert, Sam (1927-1981)
CountryBrazil
CityBrasilia
Subject Date1958
Image Date1958
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 909 Niemeyer
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: 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. The National Congress buildings completed in 1958, comprise the Federal Senate, the Chamber of Deputies and the administrative twin Towers of Congress.

Subject tags

town planning, parliament buildings, towns & cities, domes, workers, construction sites