BrasÃlia is the capital of Brazil, located in the central part of the country. Building of the city began in 1956 with LÃºcio Costa as the principal urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as the principal architect. In 1960, it formally became Brazil’s capital.
BrasÃlia is the result of a modern urban project designed by LÃºcio Costa. When seen from above, the cityâ€™s pilot plan resembles the shape of an airplane â€“ many prefer to refer to it as a bird with open wings â€“, although the architectâ€™s original urban concept pointed to the shape of a cross, to symbolize possession.
The city of BrasÃlia hosts a varied assortment of art works from great artists like Bruno Giorgi, Alfredo Ceschiatti, Athos Bulca~o, Marienne Peretti, Volpi, Di Cavalcanti, Victor Brecheret and Burle Marx, whose works have been integrated into the cityâ€™s architecture, making it a unique landscape.