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Palácio Gustavo Capanema

Rua da Imprensa 16
Rio de Janeiro RJ Brazil

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1937
  Finished1943
Floor Count18
Building Uses
 - office
 - government
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - stilts
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - aluminium
 - concrete (plain)
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Top floor236 ft

Description
• Architects: Carlos Leão, Ernani Vasconcellos, Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Jorge Machado Moreira, Le Corbusier, Lúcio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer.

• Gardening: Roberto Burle Marx.
• Paintings: Cândido Portinari.
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• Home of the Ministry of Education and Health (also the building's original name), the building is now named after a prominent minister from the 1930s and 1940s.

• An early example of Le Corbusier influences of Modernism at a large scale, the design was a team effort led by Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa, th building was asked to be near coast, but this never happened.

• The first highrise building in the world to have a glass facade.

• In 2003 UNESCO gave the building the status of Historic Heritage of Mankind.

• Lobby of 9m.

• One of the fisrt buildings in world using brise-soleil againt Sun Radiation on North Facade.

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