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Brasilia: the third edition of 'Embassy Open Doors' has concluded

Date:

08/01/2019


Brasilia: the third edition of 'Embassy Open Doors' has concluded

The third edition of the “Embassy Open Doors” initiative promoted by the Italian Embassy in Brasilia has concluded. The event offered the public the opportunity to admire the architectural and artistic beauty of the building that hosts the Italian diplomatic mission which was designed by the famous Italian civil engineer, Pier Luigi Nervi. The building, an imposing structure of remarkable architectural design and artistic value, is the customary destination of tourists visiting the Brazilian capital, in addition to architects and engineers and, more generally, enthusiasts of Italian art and culture. During the “Embassy Open Doors” event, the building was also visited by architecture, engineering and design students, members of local associations, officials and members of the diplomatic corps serving at international Organizations and Embassies, as well as families with their children, visiting from other Brazilian cities.

In addition to Nervi’s architecture, visitors were able to admire the restructured rooms designed by two famous Brazilian designers of Italian descent: the Humberto and Fernando Campana brothers and Federlegno Arredo, as well as the Embassy’s contemporary and modern art collection which includes "Natura Tropicale" by Candido Portinari. Concomitantly with the “Embassy Open Doors” event, the Embassy’s halls hosted the "Cenas Venezianas" photographic exhibition by Francisco Andrade, which proposes a voyage into the Venice Carnival through the masks, streets and canals of the ‘Serenissima’. In view of the large number of visitors and the unaccepted reservations, the Embassy is planning to repeat the initiative in the next month of October, during the Week of the Italian Language in the World and Contemporaneity Day.


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