Brasilia by Ian Allen


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AUTHOR:

Ian Allen

YEAR:

2011

LOCATION:

brasilia, brazil

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © Ian Allen

SOURCE:

ianallenphoto

NOTE:

Brasília was planned and developed by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer in 1956 in order to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central position. The landscape architect was Roberto Burle Marx. The city's design divides it into numbered blocks as well as sectors for specified activities, such as the Hotel Sector, the Banking Sector and the Embassy Sector. Brasília was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture.

from: wikipedia