Gustavo Capanema Palace, Rio de Janeiro

The Gustavo Capanema Palace is a government building that functions as an office of the Ministry of Education and Health.

The Gustavo Capanema Palace is a government building that functions as an office of the Ministry of Education and Health. The first Modernist building in the Americas, it is noted for its pioneering architecture, designed by a team led by Le Corbusier - Lucio Costa, Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Ernani Vasconcellos, Carlos Leão, Jorge Machado Moreira, Oscar Niemeyer, and Roberto Burle Marx, all of whose contributions are visible in various details. Corbusier's adjustable brises-soleil (sun-shades), Marx's tropical gardens with Imperial Palms, and Niemeyer's sense of scale blend harmoniously in this masterpiece. It also has notable works of art, such as murals by Cândido Portinari, paintings by Alberto da Veiga Guignard and José Pancetti, and sculptures by Celso Antônio and Alfredo Ceschiatti.






















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 Gustavo Capanema Palace - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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