Time: December 1, 2011 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Building 7, room 431 at MIT
Street: 77 Massachusetts Ave.
City/Town: Cambridge, MA
Website or Map: http://architecture.mit.edu/a…
Phone: (617) 253-7791
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: MIT Department of Architecture
Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 6:30 pm, Room 7-431
Associate Professor, Rice University, Houston
“Ideal Cities in the Tropics: Lucio Costa's 1957 Brasilia Pilot Plan”
Lucio Costa's Pilot Plan for Brasilia is the winning entry in the design competition for the 1957 project of Brazil's new capital. It consists of a plan and 17 typewritten pages divided over 23 bullet points that are interspersed with seven additional pages of numbered sketches. This document represents both a final iteration of a longstanding project in Brazil's quest to dislocate its capital and an unprecedented form of modern urbanism.