The Complete Works of Oscar Niemeyer

  • 05 Dec 2012
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Niemeyer Center in Spain. Photo © Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre

With his incredibly prolific portfolio of architecture, sculpture, furniture and design, the late Oscar Niemeyer truly left his mark on Brazil, and the world, over his 104 years. The Brazilian great is proof that quantity needn’t destroy quality.

Check out the extensive list of Niemeyer’s major works, after the break…

Architecture & Urban Projects

1936 – Ministry of Education and Health – Brazil

Ministry of Education and Health – Brazil. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons User Jcvasc.

1938 – Grand Hotel Ouro Preto – Brazil

1939 – Brazilian Pavilion – USA

Brazil’s Pavilion at the New York World Fair. Image © ArqTexto 16

1940 - Pampulha Complex – Brazil

1946 – School in Cataguases – Brazil

1947 - UN Headquarters - USA

1951 – Ibirapuera – Brazil

1951 – Housing Complex in Copan – Brazil

1951 – The JK Building (Governor Juscelino Kubitschek’s Complex)  - Brazil

Governor Juscelino Kubitschek’s Complex. Image © Stephen Bernard.

1952 – House at Canoas – Brazil

1954 – Museum of Modern Art in Caracas – Venezuela

1956 – Temporary Residence of the President of the Republic – Brazil

1957 – Alvorada Palace – Brazil

1957 – Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion – Brazil

Matarazzo Pavilion. Photo © Flickr User ArtExplorer

1958 – National Congress of Brazil – Brazil

1958 - Cathedral of Brasilia  - Brazil

Cathedral in Brazilia. Image © Flickr User el_floz

1958 – Supreme Court – Brazil

1958 – National Theatre of Brasília – Brazil

1958 – Presidential Palace – Brazil

1962 - International Permanent Exhibition Centre of Lebanon - Lebanon

1962 – Ministry of Justice – Brazil

1962 – Itamaraty Palace for the Foreign Ministry – Brazil

1965 – Brasilia Airport – Brazil (Not Built)

1966 – Headquarters of the French Communist Party – PCF – France

HQ of the French Communist Party. Photo © Flickr User roryrory

1968 - Music Center – Brazil (Not Built)

1968 – Headquarters of Mondadori Publishers – Italy

1968 - Civic Center of Algiers – Algeria (Not Built)

1968 – Mosque of Algiers – Algeria (Not Built)

1969 - University of Constantine – 1st round – Algeria

1972 – Stock Exchange at Bobigny – France

1972 – Cultural Center Le Havre – Le Volcan – France

1975 – Headquarters of Fata Engineering –  Italy

1980 – Memorial JK – Brazil

1981 – Leisure Island in Abu Dhabi – UAE (Not Built)

1982 – Integrated Center for Public Education – Brazil

1983 - Sambadrome - Brazil

Arc of the Apotheosis, at the Sambodrome © Cidade Olimpica

1985 – Pantheon of the Fatherland and Freedom Tancredo Neves – Brazil

1987 – Memorial for Latin America – Brazil

1991 – Museum of Contemporary Art – MAC – Brazil

1991 – Latin American Parliament – Brazil

1997 – Niemeyer Way – Brazil

1999 – Ibirapuera Auditorium – Brazil

2000 – Auditorium in Ravello – Italy

2001 – Museum – Brazil

2003 – Serpentine Gallery Pavillion – UK

2003 – Administrative Center of Minas Gerais – Brazil

2004 – Infrastructure for Itaipu Binacional – Brazil (Not Built)

2005 - Infrastructure for Itaipu Binacional - Paraguay (Not Built)

2006 – Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Center of Asturias  - Spain

Niemeyer Center in Spain. Photo © Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre

2007 – Cultural Center in Valparaiso – Chile (Not Built)

2007 – University of Science and Information Technology – Cuba (Not Built)

2008 – Port of Music – Argentina (Not Built)

Sculptures

1982 – Monument to Carlos Fonseca Amador – Nicaragua

1986 – Monument to “Torture Never Again” – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1988 – Monument to the “November Nine” – Volta Redonda, Brazil

1989 – Hand Sculpture – Memorial of Latin America, São Paulo, Brazil

Hand Sculpture. Photo © Flickr User paulisson_m

1991 – Memorial of Goree Island – Largo from Dakar, Senegal

1995 – Prestes Column Memorial – Santo Angelo, Brazil

2000 – Sculptures: “Form in Space I”, “II Form in Space,” “Woman I”, “Violence” and “Retirantes” – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2007 – Sculpture “A Woman, a flower, Solidarity”- Paris, France

2007 – Sculpture for Cuba (donation) – Havana, Cuba

Furniture

Praiana Chaise

1978 – Praiana Chaise

1978 – Rio Chaise

Rio Chaise
Cite: Quirk, Vanessa. "The Complete Works of Oscar Niemeyer" 05 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=295992>