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Metropolitan Cathedral, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the sanctuary and the nave with three angels suspended by steel cables

RIBA Ref No RIBA40836
Architect/DesignerCeschiatti, Alfredo (1918-1989)
Niemeyer, Oscar (1907-2012)
Artist/PhotographerMalagamba, Duccio (1960-)
Subject Date1970
Image Date2008
StyleModern Movement
MediumDigital image
Colour InfoColour
CreditDuccio Malagamba / RIBA Collections
SubjectRoofs ; Town planning ; Unusual structures ; Concrete ; Towns & cities ; Cathedrals ; Sculpture
NOTES: The city of Brasilia was planned and developed in 1956 with Lucio Costa as chief urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as principal architect. It formally became the capital of Brazil in 1960 and is the seat of all three branches of the Brazilian government. Construction on the cathedral began in 1959 and the concrete-framed hyperboloid structure was completed in 1960. The cathedral was consecrated in 1970. The angel sculptures were made by Alfredo Ceschiatti, assisted by Dante Croce, in 1970.

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