Brazil - Pampulha Modern Ensemble (2016 Inscribed)

"The Pampulha Modern Ensemble was the centre of a visionary garden city project created in 1940 at Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais State. Designed around an artificial lake, this cultural and leisure centre included a casino, a ballroom, the Golf Yacht Club and the São Francisco de Assis church. The buildings were designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in collaboration with innovative artists. The Ensemble comprises bold forms that exploit the plastic potential of concrete, while fusing architecture, landscape design, sculpture and painting into a harmonious whole. It reflects the influence of local traditions, the Brazilian climate and natural surroundings on the principles of modern architecture."

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
St Francis of Assisi Church, Pampulha framed by the Lagoon and Burle Marx's gardens. Thanks to Daniel from Brazil.

Postcard 2
St Francis of Assisi Church, Pampulha. Thanks to Maria from Brazil.

Postcard 3
Casa do Baile is created to be a restaurant and dance floor. Niemeyer is famous for use of curves and abstract forms in architecture. Thanks to Maira of Brazil.

Postcard 4
Black and white postcard of St Francis Assis of Pampulha - a UNESCO World Heritage inscribed in 2016. Thanks to Fuzia of Brazil.

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