Palace of the Dawn

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The presidential palace is nothing more than the residence of the President of the Republic. A true palace with a swimming pool, recreation area and offices for the meeting, all to be better people who look after the interests of the country designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the Dawn became an icon of Brazilian modern architecture and its peculiarity.

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The presidential palace is a building located in Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil. The palace is designated as the official residence of the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. It is situated on the shores of Lake Paranoá, having been the first building opened in the Federal Capital, in June 30, 1958.

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the Dawn became an icon of Brazilian modern architecture and its uniqueness in relation to the modern movement in Europe.

It was also a symbol of cultural progress and coach of Brazil during the 1950s, when the country was a unique cultural wealth, among other things characterized by the bossa nova, modern architecture and art concrete.

The distinctive shape of the pillars outside the building gave rise to the symbol and emblem of the city, this coat in the Federal District. This format was even widely copied in popular constructions throughout the country, which eventually became synonymous with a kitsch aesthetic applied in other contexts.

The building was named by Niemeyer Kubitschek, and when asked why the name "Dawn", the then president responded with another question: "What is Brasilia, but the dawn of a new day for Brazil?". It is said that Juscelino refused the first project done by Niemeyer, "for lack of monumentality" and asked the architect to redo the strokes to build a palace "that a hundred years is still admired."

The Dawn is constructed of marble covered and sealed by curtains of glass, whose structure is composed externally of the aforementioned white pillars. Thus, the glass provides some integration between the interior and exterior. Since the famous columns support on the floor by one of its corners doing apparently disappeared the idea of ​​weight - like landing on the ground the building of Brasilia.

Working with the curve in this and other buildings of Brasília made the work of Niemeyer was eventually dubbed the Baroque.

The water mirror, which reflects the image of the building, creating an infinite virtual space is complemented by a sculptural group, The bathers Alfredo Ceschiatti, which seems to float on the water surface in a materiality that the second critical point of the architecture it seems to do away with gravity.


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