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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Adonai Rocha
- Explore score
- 0.17 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Mar 22, 2009
- Date taken
- Mar 21, 2009
The residential superblocks
“For the fortunate, life in the leafy superquadras looks good. While Niemeyer garnered accolades for his landmark public buildings, it was Lúcio Costa, the architect who won the competition to plan the city, who designed each superblock as a self-contained unit complete with kindergarten, school, church, cinema, health centre, library and club. Some 2,500 residents live in each community in six-storey apartment blocks that are filled with big windows and raised on pillars to let light and people through. On the borders lie shared commercial districts with shops, bars, restaurants and services.” (Nigel Tisdall)
More about Brasilia: The Capital City of Brazil created ex nihilo (out of nothing) in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Inaugurated in 1960 (April 21st) it has a population of about 2,557,000 as of the 2008 census estimate, making it the fourth largest city in Brazil.
Brasilia is a masterpiece of modernist architecture. It is the only city in the world built in the 20th century to be awarded (in 1987) the status of Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Brasilia is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2010.
Hold an exhibit of our panoramic photographs, promote Brasilia and help support Brasilias Project. Embassies, libraries, museums, galleries, schools, public and private organizations and individuals worldwide may hold our exhibit. Visit www.brasilias.com.br and order an exhibition-in-a-box. We ship worldwide.
Superquadra 308 Sul
A Superquadra 308 Sul é considerada como uma das mais perfeitas realizações da proposta de Lúcio Costa para as áreas residenciais do Plano Piloto. O paisagismo da quadra é um exemplo da sensibilidade de Roberto Burle Marx.
Local: chega-se às quadras pelo Eixinho Oeste-Sul (W).
Visite o site de panoramas interativos de Brasília feitos pelo fotógrafo Adonai Rocha: www.brasilias.com.br
O Projeto Brasilias auxilia na promoção, conhecimento e proteção do Patrimônio Mundial da UNESCO, como Brasília - a única cidade construída no século 20 que foi agraciada (em 1987) com o título de Patrimônio Cultural da Humanidade pela UNESCO.