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Museu de Arte de São Paulo

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Lina Bo Bardi
 
location São Paulo
function museum
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The Museu de Arte de São Paul, or MASP, is an art museum located on Paulista Avenue in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It is well-known for its concrete and glass structure, whose main body is supported by two lateral beams over a 74 metres freestanding space. It is considered one of the landmarks of Brazilian modern architecture. From the site on which the building was raised, it is possible to watch the downtown area and the Cantareira Mountains. Joaquim Eugênio de Lima, who donated the plot of land to the City Hall, tied the donation to a commitment that no building should ever be constructed in that plot that would harm the amplitude of the view. Therefore, the project demanded an underground construction or, otherwise, a sustained one. The architect Lina Bo Bardi and engineer José Carlos Figueiredo Ferraz chose both alternatives (text from Wikipedia).

 

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tijaraste says:
A great example of integration in the city, good exhibition spaces and still looking modern! It´s worth it to have a look inside, I loved the downstairs part!
London, United Kingdom 29-Jan-10
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Museu de Arte de São Paulo
Address
Av. Paulista 1578
Brazil
http://www.masp.art.br
Project is public!
Opening hours 11.00 - 18.00
How to get there? Walk from Trianon MASP subway station.
Completion 1968
Floor area/size 10000 m2
ArchitectLina Bo Bardi
structural engineerJosé Carlos Figueiredo Ferraz
Client Museu de Arte de São Paulo
 
Project ID 5608
Latitude/Longitude 23°33'41S 46°39'22W
Contributed by haaijk
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