Lucio Costa

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Birthday
27, 1902
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jun 13, 1998 (96)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
27, 1902
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jun 13, 1998 (96)

About

Urban planner and architect known for creating the layout of Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil. He was known for the Brazilian pavilion featured at the 1939 New York World's Fair and Rio's Ministry of Education and Health.

Before Fame

He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro in 1924. He dabbled in the eclectic early on, but settled into Modernism in 1929.

Trivia

He formed a partnership with the famed Gregori Warchavchik in 1930.

Family Life

His father, Joaquim Ribeiro da Costa, was a naval engineer, who grew up in Salvador, Bahia. His mother, Alina Ferreira da Costa, hailed from Manaus.

Associated With

He and Robert Moses both became renowned urban planners.