10 Renowned Brazilian Projects by International Architects

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During the second half of the twentieth century, architects all over the world, specifically from Europe, produced a legacy of renowned, modern works in Brazil. Following the principles of masters such as Le Corbusier, names like Lina Bo Bardi, Hans Broos, and Franz Heep held an undeniable influence on Brazilian architecture.

In recent years, the country has been welcoming a variety of buildings designed by foreign architects. Below, we have compiled 10 iconic works by international architects. 

Museum of Tomorrow / Santiago Calatrava

Museum of Tomorrow / Santiago Calatrava. Image © © Gustavo Xavier Museum of Tomorrow / Santiago Calatrava. Image © © Gustavo Xavier
Schematic roof and facade. Image by Santiago Calatrava Schematic roof and facade. Image by Santiago Calatrava

Address:  1, Mauá Square - Downtown, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20081-240, Brazil
Year: 2016

Aqwa Corporate / Foster + Partners

Aqwa Corporate / Foster + Partners. Image © Unloop Aqwa Corporate / Foster + Partners. Image © Unloop
Floor plan. Image by Foster+Partners Floor plan. Image by Foster+Partners
Section. Image by Foster+Partners Section. Image by Foster+Partners

Address: 299, Binário do Porto Street - Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
Year: 2015

Museum of Image & Sound Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Under construction: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image © Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ Under construction: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image © Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ

Address: Atlântica Avenue, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Year: 2009 (design)

VITRA / Studio Daniel Libeskind + Pablo Slemenson Arquitetura

VITRA / Daniel Libeskind. Image © Marcelo Scarpis VITRA / Daniel Libeskind. Image © Marcelo Scarpis
Floor Plan. Image by Daniel Libeskind Floor Plan. Image by Daniel Libeskind
Section. Image by Daniel Libeskind Section. Image by Daniel Libeskind

Address: 500, Horácio Lafer Avenue - Itaim Bibi, Sao Paulo - SP, 04538-082, Brazil
Year: 2015

Japan House / Kengo Kuma + FGMF

Japan House / Kengo Kuma and FGMF. Image © FLAGRANTE Japan House / Kengo Kuma and FGMF. Image © FLAGRANTE

Address:  52, Paulista Avenue - Bela Vista, Sao Paulo - SP, Brazil
Year: 2017

Anhembi Morumbi University | Campus São José dos Campos / KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura

Anhembi Morumbi University | Campus São José dos Campos / KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura. Image © Fran Parente Anhembi Morumbi University | Campus São José dos Campos / KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura. Image © Fran Parente
Floor plan. Image by KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura Floor plan. Image by KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura
Section. Image by KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura Section. Image by KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura

Address:  9009, Dep. Benedito Matarazzo Avenue - Jardim Oswaldo Cruz, São José dos Campos - SP, 12216-550, Brazil
Year: 2017

Anhembi Morumbi University | Campus Piracicaba / KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura

Anhembi Morumbi University | Campus Piracicaba / KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura. Image © Fran Parente Anhembi Morumbi University | Campus Piracicaba / KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura. Image © Fran Parente
Floor plan. Image by KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura Floor plan. Image by KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura
Section. Image by KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura Section. Image by KAAN Architecten + URBsp Arquitetura

Address: 1600, Rio das Pedras Avenue - Piracicamirim, Piracicaba – SP, Brazil
Year: 2018

Arena do Morro / Herzog & de Meuron

Arena do Morro / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Iwaan Baan Arena do Morro / Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Iwaan Baan

Address: Camaragibe Street - Mãe Luíza, Natal - Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Year: 2014

Casa Boipeba / daarchitectes

Boipeba House / daarchitectes. Image © Michel Rey Photographe Boipeba House / daarchitectes. Image © Michel Rey Photographe
Plan. Image by daarchitectes Plan. Image by daarchitectes

Address: Cairu, Brazil
Year: 2018

Iberê Camargo Foundation / Álvaro Siza

Fundação Iberê Camargo / Álvaro Siza Vieira. Image © Fernando Guerra Fundação Iberê Camargo / Álvaro Siza Vieira. Image © Fernando Guerra
Floor plan. Image by Álvaro Siza Floor plan. Image by Álvaro Siza
Section. Image by Álvaro Siza Section. Image by Álvaro Siza

Address: Padre Cacique Avenue, Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Year: 2003