The Competition for Brasilia’s Pilot Plan: Territory and Infrastructure

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  • Jeferson Tavares

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/43.A.WJL43ZGE

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

The Competition for Brasilia’s Pilot Plan, 1957, brought together 26 projects for the Federal Capital. These projects, expressing the planning culture of the first half of the twentieth century, contribute to a diverse knowledge of planning solutions. But what element unites these projects? The common factor to them is the urban structure based on two urban axes. The reason for this is the flat territory and the introduction of such infrastructure. A model of planning cities based on their minimum elements that not only organize, but also qualify the place.

How to Cite

Tavares, J. (2010). The Competition for Brasilia’s Pilot Plan: Territory and Infrastructure. Docomomo Journal, (43), 8–13. https://doi.org/10.52200/43.A.WJL43ZGE

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2010-11-01

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Essays

Author Biography

Jeferson Tavares

Architect and urbanist (Universidade de São Paulo, São Carlos), Master in Architecture and Urbanism (Universidade de São Paulo, São Carlos, 2004). He is the author of Projetos para Brasília: 1927–1957 [Projects for Brasília: 1927–1957], in press, and currently works on urban infrastructure projects and is researching the regional planning of the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

References

Tavares, Jeferson C. Projetos para Brasília e a cultura urbanística nacional. São Carlos: Master Dissertation, Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos, USP, 2004.