Brasilia

Brief description

Brasilia, a capital created in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer intended that every element – from the layout of the residential and administrative districts (often compared to the shape of a bird in flight) to the symmetry of the buildings themselves – should be in harmony with the city’s overall design.

Unesco WHS list ref:  445

I’ve never visited Brazil.

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