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The secret Brasilia
Visitors are able to learn about the coincidences that unite Brasilia to Akhenaton, an Egyptian city that was built 3,580 years ago. To begin with, the close relations between the two cities can be noticed by the similarity of their layouts. Akhenaton has the shape of a bird named Ibis, while Brasilia, in modern times, has an airplane format.

The Três Poderes Square has a triangle format, which angles place the Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary branches of the Brazilian Government. The triangle format suggests equal distance, equality, and independence.

The sculpture named "The Meteor", designed by Bruno Giorgi, which is found in front of the Brazilian Foreign Affairs Ministry Building, has five parts representing all of the five continents and is placed over the water suggesting divinity. The National Congress Building (it is worth noting that this building has the shape of the letter H) is placed between two shells (or semi-spheres), which poles point to opposite directions capturing energy. The sections of these two shells, once superposed, draw a circle meaning universal equilibrium.

On April 21, Brasilia’s anniversary, the sun rises from the center of the National Congress Building. In Akhenaton, the sun used to rise above the pharaoh’s sarcophagi on his birthday. The JK Memorial Museum, which was built in the honor of the Brasilia founder, is recovered by marble, just like the Queops Pyramid (where the pharaoh’s sarcophagi was kept). Similarly, the coffin of the former Brazilian President JK has been kept in the JK Memorial Museum.

The secret Brasilia

Visitors are able to learn about the coincidences that unite Brasilia to Akhenaton, an Egyptian city that was built 3,580 years ago. To begin with, the close relations between the two cities...

Modernist Movement: Oscar Niemeyer

by Cêça de Guimaraens

Oscar Niemeyer was born in Brazil in 1907. Considered to be the most important Brazilian architect of the twentieth century because of the...

Modernist Movement: Lucio Costa

by Cêça de Guimaraens

The Brazilian architect Lucio Costa was born in France in 1902 and died in Rio de Janeiro in June, 1998. The son of Brazilian parents, he...

The Building of Brasília

by Regina Maria Prosperi Meyer

The determination of Juscelino Kubitschek's government (1956-1960) to press ahead with development...

Clube de Golfe de Brasilia

The golf course was designed by the American architect Robert Trent Jones and inaugurated on 1964. Holes 7, 8, 16 and 17 offer a spectacular view of Parano√° Lake, presently further embellished by the construction...