The Construction of Brasilia, photos by Marcel Gautherot

© Marcel Gautherot

, the federal capital of Brazil and icon of the brazilian modernism. Initially planned by the urbanist Lúcio Costa for 500,000 inhabitants (now lives more than 2,5 million people). Construction began in 1956 and included the most remarkable buildings designed by , reason why Brasilia is the only city in the world built in the 20th century to be awarded the status of Historical and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

To honor the work of Oscar Niemeyer,  we present after the brake some of the photos taken by the franco-brazilian photographer Marcel Gautherot during the construction of Niemeyer’s emblematic buildings. Such as the Palácio do Planalto, Palácio de Alvorada (official residence of the President of Brazil), the Cathedral of Brasilia and the National Congress of Brazil.

© Marcel Gautherot
© Marcel Gautherot
© Marcel Gautherot
© Marcel Gautherot
© Marcel Gautherot
Cite: Hernandez, Diego. "The Construction of Brasilia, photos by Marcel Gautherot" 06 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 Mar 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=303639>