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Oca Parque Ibirapuera
Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez

Av.Pedro Álvares Cabral – s/n – Portão 2 Ibirapuera 04094-000 Zona Sul
Sao Paulo SP Brazil

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1951
  Finished1954
Floor Count4
Basement Floors1
Floor Area10,828 m²
Building Uses
 - museum
 - monument
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - dome
Architectural Style
 - futurism
Materials
 - glass
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Diameter base328 ftWebsite
Roof66 ftArcoweb

Description
Architect: Oscar Niemeyer

With a shape of a Flying E.T. non identified object and predicted to be ready on the 25th of January of 1954, in the anniversary of 400 years of foundation of the city, the Park of Ibirapuera was inaugurated only on the 21st of August of the same year. The project had the participation of the renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer in partnership with the famous gardening paisagist Roberto Burle Marx. For opportunity of the inauguration, the Executive Commission of IV Centenary was presided by the poet Guilherme de Almeida. In the inauguration this white dome of concrete initially was an aircraft museum where some relicts like Catalina of Brazilian Post among others were here demonstrated. During years of leak in mantainance, the aircrafts were removed giving place for a complete restauration of the concrete white dome as water infiltration degraded the building and a indigena museum afterwords was made, why the name Oca is giving in relation to the museum thema.

The previous Aeronautic Museum of São Paulo city occupied 5000 m², in 2 storeys of Pavilhão Governador Lucas Nogueira Garcez, at Ibirapuera Park. His installations were including auditorium for movies, conversations and conferences, room-safe armoured for valuable pieces and library. His heap was joining airplanes, motors, original pieces, models in scale and other objects connected with the history of the aviation. The museum was created in 1959 by the Foundation Santos Dumont, paying tribute to the inventor of the airplane, the Brazilian Santos Dumont.

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