National Day of the Brazilian Architect

Every December 15, the National Day of the Architect and Urban Planner is celebrated in Brazil, in homage to the architect Oscar Niemeyer, considered one of the most influential figures in modern international architecture.

The Oscar Niemeyer Foundation, created in 1988, is an information and research centre for the reflection and dissemination of architecture, urbanism, design and plastic arts, and for the valuation and preservation of the memory and modern architectural heritage of Brazil.