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Location: Brasilia, Brazil

Date: 1970

Architect: Oscar Niemeyer

Purpose: Church

Rating: (255 votes, average: 3.15 out of 5)

Rating: (255 votes, average: 3.15 out of 5)

More info: The columns of Cathedral of Brasília (Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida) represents two hands moving upwards to heaven. Building’s design is based in the hyperpoloid of revolution with asymmetric sections. Made of 16 identical assembled columns weighing 90 t. Some people say it’s a copy of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

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2 Responses to “Cathedral of Brasilia (Brasilia, Brazil)”

  1. Dudma
    15 July 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    The Cathedral of Brasilia has a single point in common with Liverpool: the circular perimeter. It is not enough to say that is a copy.

    Niemeyer’s design is more elegant, with nice curves to see, unlike the sober and straight lines of Liverpool. As they are contemporary, I dare say that if there was a copy, the cathedral was copied from Brasilia.

  2. Chris
    16 November 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    If you refers to Metropolitan Cathedral, in Liverpool, I totally agree with you: Niemeyer’s design is much more elegant.