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Oscar Niemeyer
  • Name: Oscar Niemeyer
  • Born: 12/15/1907
  • Died: 12/05/2012 (104 years old)

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (December 15, 1907– December 5, 2012), known as Oscar Niemeyer (Brazilian Portuguese:[ˈoskaʁ ni.eˈmajeʁ]), was a Brazilian architect considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. Niemeyer was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city that became Brazil’s capital in 1960, as well as his collaboration with other architects on the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. His exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of reinforced concrete was highly influential in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Birth Name: Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho

Awards: Lenin Peace Prize, Pritzker Prize, Prince of Asturias Awards, Royal Gold Medal, Praemium Imperiale

School: Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (1934), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Alias: Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho

Birth Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Death Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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