Walking around the University of Brasilia - Part 1

Learn about the architecture and spaces of the UnB through the lens of Eduardo Soares

By Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Universidade de Brasília (2011-05-16) by Joana FrançaInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Historic Site of the University of Brasilia

O som do azul e do vermelhoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Faculty of Education - The sound of blue and red

Designed in 1961 by Alcides da Rocha Miranda, José Manuel Kluft Lopes da Silva and Luís Humberto Martins Pereira, with the collaboration of Alex Peirano Chacon. The original landscape project was designed by Alcides da Rocha Miranda. Built in 1962, it has facades with tiles designed by Luiz Humberto Pereira.

Vidas ao léu, vigas ao céuInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Lives adrift, beams to the sky

The two-story General Services Sheds (SGs) – consisting of SG 9, SG 11, and SG 12 - were designed in 1962 by João da Gama Filgueiras Lima (Lelé). SG 9 was built in 1969 with a conventional structure.  

Concha AcusticaInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Acoustic Shell

Located between SG 1 and Special Workshops. Built in 1982, the shell and wall, as well as the specification for the planting, were designed by Eurico João Salviatti.   

Sombras e celularesInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Shades and Cells

Paredes pixadas e movimentoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Graffiti and movement on the walls

Graffiti and movement on the walls

Ocupa_AçãoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

OcupaAção

Pixo de arquitetoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

The architect's “graffiti”

Aqui sim, aqui nãoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Light

As vigas, as árvores e as sombrasInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Shadow

Folhas secasInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Dried leaves

The Ocar Niemeyer Planning Centre (CEPLAN) | SG 10 is part of the group of buildings called General Services that in the 60s was built to house the first activities of the University of Brasilia. The project was designed by Oscar Niemeyer - with the collaboration of João Filgueiras Lima (Lelé) - and the original landscaping is by Alda Rabelo. It is located in the Central Sector of the Darcy Ribeiro University Campus.  

University Restaurant - RU

EscadasInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Stairs

In the 1970s, the current building was designed by José Galbinski, with the collaboration of Antônio Carlos Moraes de Castro. Construction was between 1971 and 1974. It is located in the Central Sector of the Darcy Ribeiro University Campus.  

Dentro e foraInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Inside and outside

ConexõesInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Links

Amplificando o azulInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Hear the blue

Malhas de concreto, manchas de vegetaçãoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Concrete meshes, vegetation patches

OrelhasInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Ears

ConversasInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Conversations

BrotandoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Elements

ElementosInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Blooming

Central Institute of Sciences (ICC)

O fim de tardeInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Evening

Concreto, verde, vidaInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Concrete, green, life

Also known as "Minhocão", it began to be built from the southern end in 1963 using a structure in prefabricated pieces with a 3.00 modulation.

O concreto e o firmamentoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

The concrete and the firmament

Designed in 1963 by Oscar Niemeyer, its realization and prefabrication was the responsibility of João Filgueiras Lima (Lelé) and the internal landscaping and parking lots were designed by Miguel Pereira, Nelson Saraiva and Paulo Zimbres. 

O espírito é livreInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

The spirit is free

The building houses several institutes, faculties, classrooms, auditoriums, and academic support activities. It is characterized by its long central corridors which, through a landscaped area, configure an open-air promenade.

As passagensInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

The tickets

Os jardinsInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

The gardens

Do outro ladoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

On the other hand

O ritmo e a sombraInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

The rhythm and the shadow

The building is characterized by its long central corridors that, through a landscaped area, form an open-air promenade. 

RedesInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Networks

PerspectivasInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Perspectives

The Central Science Institute (ICC) is a rectangular building 70 meters wide and about 700 meters long. 

Quando a reta faz a curvaInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

When the straight line makes the curve

OmezaninoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Mezzanine

Bicicleta, rampa e o verdeInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Bicycle, ramp, and green

A rampaInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

The ramp

Intermediate double height, curved ramps lead to the first floor.  

Os jovens e as estruturasInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Youth and structures

Os subterrâneosInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

The underground

O entroncamentoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

The junction

It is located in the Central Sector of the Darcy Ribeiro University Campus and borders the Main Square of the University.

Ponto de Carona - asas como proteçãoInstituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil - Departamento Distrito Federal

Ponto de Carona - wings as protection

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