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Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master

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!

Niemeyer Center, by Danica Ocvirk Kus

© 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]

  • Architects: [baragaño]
  • 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

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

Niemeyer Center by Oscar Niemeyer Closing

© 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.