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Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master

00:00 - 15 December, 2013
Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master, ©  Flickr User el_floz
© Flickr User el_floz

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

01:00 - 6 December, 2012
Renovation and Extension of ArcelorMittal's / Baragaño, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aviles, Asturias, Spain
  • Team

    Sergio Baragaño, Inés Suárez
  • Collaborators

    Dacer0 [ Structre ]
  • Construction Management

    Sergio Baragaño [ baragaño ], Ignacio Bayon [ Management ], Rubén Rendueles [ Technical Direction ]
  • Promoter

    Arcelormittal
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Niemeyer Center, by Danica Ocvirk Kus

07:00 - 28 February, 2012
© Danica Ocvirk Kus
© Danica Ocvirk Kus

Danica Ocvirk Kus shared with us her photographic work for Oscar Niemeyer‘s Niemeyer Center in Aviles, Spain. Known her work across Europe, her talent is very eloquently represented through these images of this highly admired and appreciated institution for the city. A full gallery of images can be viewed after the break.

Docks In Aviles Port / [baragaño]

01:00 - 22 February, 2012
Docks In Aviles Port / [baragaño]

Docks In Aviles Port / [baragaño] Docks In Aviles Port / [baragaño] Docks In Aviles Port / [baragaño] Docks In Aviles Port / [baragaño] +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avilés, España
  • Collaborators

    Estudios y Proyectos
  • Developer

    ArcelorMittal, AGP
  • Builder

    Conrado Antuña, Arcelor Construcción
  • Budget

    1,212,275.70 euros
  • Area

    3220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

Niemeyer Center by Oscar Niemeyer Closing

15:00 - 21 November, 2011
© Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre
© Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre

UPDATE: The Niemeyer Center has been re-opened.

The Niemeyer Center in Aviles, Spain is soon to be shut down for several months due to disagreement over its finances and irregularities in its spending. The cultural center opened a mere 8-months ago, designed by Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer and has been an admired and appreciated institution for the city.  More after the break.