50 Wonders | Murray Kerr: Brasilia

5_Palace of Justice_Murray Kerr of Denizen Works

Source: Murray Kerr

The Denizen Works founder feels small in the heroically scaled Brazilian city

Wonder: Brasilia, 1956-60

Architect: Oscar Niemeyer. Urban planner: Lucio Costa

Nominator: Murray Kerr, Denizen Works

I visited Brasilia as a 19-year-old and it has a significant hold over me both as part of my architectural education and as time spent with my cousin.

Brasilia is not a wonder as a place or a city but as a collection of architectural and spatial experiences, it is hard to beat.

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