Oscar Niemeyer

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Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, known as Oscar Niemeyer, was a Brazilian architect who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture.


  • Born: December 15, 1907, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Died: December 5, 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Books: The curves of time
  • Spouse: Vera Lucia Cabreira (m. 2006–2012), Annita Baldo (m. 1928–2004)
  • Awards: Pritzker Architecture Prize, Lenin Peace Prize

Notable Works

  • Palácio da Alvorada
  • Cathedral of Brasília
  • National Congress of Brazil
  • Edifício Copan
  • Ibirapuera Park
  • United Nations headquarters
  • Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
  • Latin America Memorial
  • Gustavo Capanema Palace


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