'Brasilia, a capital created ex nihilo in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning...
The city’s planning is noteworthy for the remarkable congruence of Lucio Costa’s urban design (the ‘Plano Piloto’) and Oscar Niemeyer’s architectural creations, most powerfully reflected in the intersection between the monumental and thoroughfare axes, which stands as the determining factor of the city’s urban scheme and underscores the representative character of Three Powers Square (Praça dos Três Poderes) and the Esplanade of the Ministries (Esplanada dos Ministérios), also manifest in the geometry of the National Congress...' More: UNESCO http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/445
Oscar Niemeyer, National Congress of Brazil (Congresso Nacional), Brasilia 1958.
Photographer Zel Nunes. Flickr https://flic.kr/p/dV7eE
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