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Rio de Janeiro Receives the First-Ever Title of UNESCO World Capital of Architecture | Architectural Digest

Located in Brazil—a country that helped shape renowned architects such as Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa—Rio will host thousands of attendees for the World Congress of Architects in 2020

Rio de Janeiro, known for world-class samba, caipirinhas, and breathtaking beaches, recently added another accolade: The city was just chosen by UNESCO as the world’s first capital of architecture. As part of its new title, in 2020 Rio will host the 27th World Congress of Architects, an event that draws more than 25,000 attendees from across the globe. Rio beat out both Melbourne and Paris as possible host cities. The Congress, which meets every three years, will bestow the UNESCO honor on Rio during its next meeting.

The event, which takes place July 19–26, 2020, draws architects and city planners from around the world to discuss urban planning, culture, mobility, and public works, among other topics. One of the many venues that will host the event is the 15-story Palácio Gustavo Capanema, one of the biggest landmarks of modern architecture in Rio, which was built by famed Brazilian architects Lúcio Costa, a young Oscar Niemeyer, and the legendary French architect Le Corbusier.

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