Brasilia is the brand new capital of Brazil. It is only 50 years old and the city is very modern. The city was designed by Oscar Niemeyer. He was a pioneer in exploring the formal possibilities of reinforced concrete solely for their aesthetic impact. He was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro in 1907 and he is still designing today. He has been praised for being a great artist and of being one of the greatest architects of his generation by his supporters and is well known for being a “sculptor of monuments”.

By Bruno Oliveira, a student at Languages International