Niterói Contemporary Art Museum - Niteroi, Brazil
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
S 22° 54.460 W 043° 07.546
23K E 692228 N 7465477
Quick Description: A stunning work of architecture....resembling a flying saucer.
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date Posted: 1/4/2020 1:11:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM11XEH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 2

Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói — MAC) is situated in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the city’s main landmarks. It was completed in 1996.

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the MAC-Niterói is 16 meters high; its cupola has a diameter of 50 meters with three floors. The museum projects itself over Boa Viagem (“Bon Voyage,” “Good Journey”) beach and also a neighborhood, the 817 square metres (8,790 sq ft) reflecting pool that surrounds the cylindrical base “like a flower,” in the words of Niemeyer.[citation needed]

A wide access slope leads to a Hall of Expositions, which has a capacity for sixty people. Two doors lead to the viewing gallery, through which can be seen Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, and Sugarloaf Mountain. The saucer-shaped modernist structure, which has been likened to a UFO, is set on a cliffside, at the bottom of which is a beach. In the film Oscar Niemeyer, an architect committed to his century, Niemeyer is seen flying over Rio de Janeiro in a UFO which then lands on the site, suggesting this to be the origin of the museum."
Type of Structure: Building

Upswept Roof / Folded Plate Roof(s): yes

Large Dome(s): no

Large Sheet Glass Window(s): yes

Boomerang and/or Arrow Shape(s): no

Amoebae Shape(s): no

Atomic Model(s): no

Starburst(s): no

Exposed Steel Beam(s): no

Flying Saucer/Rocket Shape(s): yes

Physical Address:
Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro Brazil


Web Address or URL: [Web Link]

If I knew, I'd be an architect: Not Listed

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