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Sunday, 29 January 2017

The Pampulha Modern Ensemble,Brazil.







It was the centre of a visionary garden city project created in 1940 at Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais State. Designed around an artificial lake, this cultural and leisure centre included a casino, a ballroom, the Golf Yacht Club and the São Francisco de Assis church. The buildings were designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in collaboration with innovative artists. The Ensemble comprises bold forms that exploit the plastic potential of concrete, while fusing architecture, landscape design, sculpture and painting into a harmonious whole. It reflects the influence of local traditions, the Brazilian climate and natural surroundings on the principles of modern architecture.Thank you Celio for the nice cards affixed with Brazil OLYMPIC-2016 stamps.Also kind of you to send 2 coins.
Date of Inscription: 1980
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