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Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand

Avenida Paulista, 1578 - Bela Vista
Sao Paulo SP Brazil

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1956
  Finished1968
Floor Count2
Building Uses
 - museum
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - stilts
Architectural Style
 - brutalist
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete (plain)
 - concrete, reinforced
 - concrete


Description
• Architect: Lina Bo Bardi.
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• This is the second home for the Sao Paulo Museum of Art.

• The museums collection is often considered the best in the Southern Hemisphere.

• Originally planned for Rio De Janeiro, the plan for the museum was moved to Sao Paulo, as it was easier to get funding for such a museum, there.

• The building is unique in that it was built atop 4 pillars to preserve a view into the old city center.

• Queen Elizabeth II of England visited the museum during its inaugural year in 1968.
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• Photo Link: http://www.casaclub.com.br/fotos/albums/tour/feira_masp.jpg

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