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Pampulha Modern Ensemble
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Pampulha Modern Ensemble

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Brazil
Best of: Architecture, Modern
Description:
The Pampulha Modern Ensemble was the centre of a visionary garden city project created in 1940 at Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais State. Designed around an artificial lake, this cultural and leisure centre included a casino, a ballroom, the Golf Yacht Club and the São Francisco de Assis church. The buildings were designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in collaboration with innovative artists. The Ensemble comprises bold forms that exploit the plastic potential of concrete, while fusing architecture, landscape design, sculpture and painting into a harmonious whole. It reflects the influence of local traditions, the Brazilian climate and natural surroundings on the principles of modern architecture.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Pampulha Modern Ensemble", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.