Maison du Brésil

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Maison du Brésil
General information
Location France
Address 7 L Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris
Coordinates 48°49′4″N 2°20′37″E / 48.81778°N 2.34361°E / 48.81778; 2.34361Coordinates: 48°49′4″N 2°20′37″E / 48.81778°N 2.34361°E / 48.81778; 2.34361
Owner Cité Universitaire
Design and construction
Architect Le Corbusier

Maison du Brésil is a building in the Cité Universitaire complex in Paris, France, designed by noted architects Le Corbusier and Lúcio Costa for Brazilian students and scientists. It was built in 1957 and refurbished in 2000.


The Maison du Brésil is dedicated to housing of Brazilian students, professors, and research scientists who come to Paris for academic work. It also houses artists and other professionals doing internships in Paris. Since its opening in 1959, it has welcomed Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Jaime Lerner, Zuenir Ventura, Sebastião Salgado, Arthur Moreira Lima, Zózimo Barroso do Amaral, Antonio Abujamra, Francisco Rezek and many others.


Having been designed by two important architects of the Modern Architecture movement, Le Corbusier and Lúcio Costa, the Maison du Brésil has been recognized as an important architectural patrimony. It has been added in 1985 to the list of French Historical Monuments. It receives yearly hundreds of visitors, architects, students and architecture enthusiasts, that can visit the Hall and a student room with the original Corbusier design.[1]

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The Maison also has a theatre, an exhibition Hall, an extensive library of 12500 titles in Portuguese and French, a videoteque of 1500 titles, and a multi-use conference room.


  1. ^ "Maison du Brésil - Le bâtiment". Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

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