“I wanted to make a different type of architecture, use concrete, create a new look for a solution that would create astonishment, generate surprise – something that viewers would want to explore the inside of.” (Oscar Niemeyer)
Over sixty thousand workers, from various parts of Brazil, participated in the construction of the new capital, and became known as Candangos.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) included Brasília in the list of World Heritage Sites.
A CITY WITH IDENTITY
One of the most environmentally-friendly cities in the world, Brasília has one of the highest rates of green areas per inhabitant in the entire country.
The population of Brasília is more than 2.7 million people. It covers an area of 5,779.999km2 at an altitude of 1,172m.
The climate is tropical savana with two-well defined seasons: a rainy summer (October to April) and dry winter (May to September).
The vegetation is cerrado, which is also known as the Brazilian savanna.
Time: -3h related to the Greenwich Meridian.
Voltage: 220 V