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Oscar Niemeyer - Casino da Madeira - Funchal, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 32° 38.640 W 016° 54.978
28S E 320257 N 3613443
Quick Description: The Casino of Madeira is a building designed by the famous Brasilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer. It was inaugurated in 1976.
Location: Arquipélago da Madeira, Portugal
Date Posted: 11/26/2011 6:53:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMD6CG
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 15

Long Description:
The Casino of Madeira is a building designed by the famous Brasilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer. It was inaugurated in 1976.

The Architect:
"Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (born December 15, 1907) is a Brazilian architect specializing in international modern architecture. He is a pioneer in exploring the formal possibilities of reinforced concrete solely for their aesthetic impact.

His buildings are often characterized by being spacious and exposed, mixing volumes and empty space to create unconventional patterns and often propped up by pilotis. Both lauded and criticized for being a "sculptor of monuments", he has been praised for being a great artist and one of the greatest architects of his generation by his supporters. His works include public buildings designed for the city of Brasília, and the United Nations Headquarters in New York City".
(From Wikipedia)

The Casino is a hyperboloid structure suported by 32 columns and the exterior resembles the circular plan and ribbed structure of the Cathedral of Brasília.
The space and the integration of natural light are the principal characteristics of this magnificent example of modern art.
Architect: Oscar Niemeyer

Building Type: Other

Date Built: 1976

City building is located in: Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal

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