Happy 103rd Birthday Oscar Niemeyer

Artist Edu Krieger and

ArchDaily would like to wish Oscar Niemeyer a Happy 103rd Birthday today.  In 1988, at age 81, Niemeyer was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, together with American architect Gordon Bunshaft. Setting the pace for us all, Niemeyer continues to practice architect from his office in , with ongoing projects in Brazil and Spain.  He even recently composed the song Tranquilo com a Vida, download and listen here.

Tranquilo com a vida (composed by Oscar Niemeyer)

Richard Meier and Oscar Niemeyer met in October and here are some photos that Richard Meier & Partners shared with ArchDaily.  We will soon be featuring an interview with Richard Meier, so be sure to keep a look out.

Follow the break for Richard Meier and Oscar Niemeyer.

Richard Meier and Oscar Niemeyer
Richard Meier and Oscar Niemeyer
Richard Meier and Oscar Niemeyer
Cite: Minner, Kelly. "Happy 103rd Birthday Oscar Niemeyer" 15 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=96298>
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  • Marcelo

    Oscar was great at his time. Unfortunately it was the only Brazilian who reached this kind of level, after him, there was nobody that could actually change things in Brazil. You have people like Bo Bardi, and recently Kogan and Weinfeld, but the general architecture here is ridiculously awful. We don’t have anymore a person with guts to create new things in Brazil. For example, if you compare the stadiums they are going to do in Russia and Qatar, the Brazilian ones are laughable. Just a simple example.

    • R. Girardin

      Please don’t forget Mendes da rocha

    • Myllena Melo

      I don’t think so, look aroud you!

  • Yermolaev Mikhail

    The best architects – thanks !!!!!

  • http://fbpagelc1mantova gianni bombonati

    grazie Maestro , per le tue opere. AUGURI

  • Donpedro

    Congrats meistro, and thanks.

  • Tatiana

    Very beautiful song! Congratulations!!!

  • Samuel

    Bravo!!! maestro

  • http://uptodayarch.blogspot.com up_today_arch

    Hi is still works… that is importent… what is the great power inside him!!!! Congratulations!