Alvorada Palace

Alvorada Palace, Brasilia - Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer
Construction year: 1958
Address: Via Palácio Presidencial | BRASÍLIA | Brazil
Latitude/Longitude: -15.79246, -47.82286

The Alvorada Palace is the official residence of the President of Brazil. It is located in the national capital of Brasília, on a peninsula at the margins of Paranoá Lake. The building was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and built between 1957 and 1958 in the modernist style. It has been the residence of every Brazilian president since Juscelino Kubitschek. The building is listed as a National Historic Heritage Site.

The Alvorada Palace was the first government structure built in the new federal capital. Construction began on April 3, 1957, and was completed on June 30, 1958. Niemeyer’s project was based on the principles of simplicity and modernity.

The building has an area of 7,000 square metres distributed along three floors: basement, landing and second floor. Located in adjacent buildings within palace grounds are the chapel and the heliport. The basement level houses the movie theater, game room, kitchen, laundry, medical center, and the building’s administration.

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