Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master

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Many architects enter the profession with hopes of creating something that outlives them, something that is bigger than themselves, that can advocate for a better world. Oscar Niemeyer was such an architect, one who fought for designs that would serve everyone. The master of Brazilian architecture passed away one year ago after complications from a previous kidney condition. In honor of what would have been his birthday today, we’ve rounded up a few of his masterpieces, from his elegant and curvy Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, his collaboration on the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the traditional spectacle space of his Sambadrome, the spiraling Niemeyer Center in Aviles, and the powerful parabolic expression in his Cathedral of Brasilia. Enjoy!

Renovation and Extension of ArcelorMittal’s / [baragaño]

© Mariela Apollonio

Architects: Baragaño
Location: Aviles, Asturias,
Team: Sergio Baragaño, Inés Suárez
Collaborators: Dacer0 (Structure)
Construction Management: Sergio Baragaño, Ignacio Bayon (Management), Rubén Rendueles (Technical Direction)
Promoter: Arcelormittal
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mariela Apollonio