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Maison du Brésil
An acknowledged part of modern architectural heritage, the Maison du Brésil was inaugurated in 1959 and is one of the 23 national residences of the Cité International of Paris. A residence for Brazilian students, teachers and researchers, it is also a noteworthy hub of Brazilian culture, with a theatre, an exhibition hall, a library and a video library. Financed by the Brazilian government, it was originally supposed to be designed by Lucio Costa. After having made a first sketch of the building, he asked Le Corbusier to help him develop the project and oversee the construction works. Conflicts arose when Le Corbusier decided to alter the original plans, and Lucio Costa ended up giving up his authorship of the project. Supported by concrete stilts, and covered for the most part by panels of exposed-aggregate concrete, the main features of this five-storey building are a lively polychromy, painted loggias on the façade, a roof garden, the use of pre-fabricated construction techniques and a rationalist conception of the interior. Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé designed the furniture for the building. It became a listed building in 1985, and was completely renovated in 2000.
7 L, boulevard Jourdan, Paris, 14th arrondissement.
Opening hours : 9am - 18pm.            Metro : Porte d'Ivry (line 7) ;
RER B Cité Universitaire ; Tramway T3 Charléty.
Website : www.maisondubresil.org
Maison du Brésil
Maison du Brésil
Maison du Brésil