The National Congress Building: An Example of Modernism in Brazil
With this travel souvenir from Brazil, you can relive your experiences in this country every time you reach for the fridge door. It is no wonder as it depicts one of Brasilia best known sites: the National Congress Building. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer who authored the majority of the capital's city public buildings providing a signature style of modernism to Brasilia. Located in the Monumental Axis, known as the capital city's main street, the building is home to both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate who add up to 594 legislators.
The National Congress Building in Details
The building dates from the 1960's and it followed Oscar Niemeyer's concept of architecture which favored curves and abstracts forms. He was convinced that the universe was composed of curves resembling a woman's body. He designed this building while he was serving as the visionary designer of the new capital city, Brasilia. The building of congress is composed of three geometric structures, a half sphere, two cylinders and another semi sphere, the first is home to the senate and the third to the Deputies. Niemeyer had got at the time quite an international reputation as he contributed to the design of the United Nations building and had also designed Edificio Copan in Rio de Janeiro. This is a great travel souvenir to take back home and share a part of South America with family and friends.