US ARCHITECTS STUDIO GANG TO DESIGN NEW US EMBASSY IN BRASILIA

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US Embassy Brasilia. Photo credit: brazil.usembassy.gov

Studio Gang Architects, based in Chicago and New York, has been chosen by the US Department of State to design the new US Embassy compound in Brasilia, the Brazilian federal capital city, reports archdaily.com 

Selected from a shortlist of six, the Jeanne Gang-led practice won the commission with their “strong and cohesive team approach with more than 20 years of collaborative experience executing projects with complex constraints at challenging sites,” says the report. 

“The multi-building campus will be situated on the existing 4.8 hectares (12-acre) Chancery complex within the city’s “Diplomatic Sector” near the seat of the Brazilian government.

The project will rebuild the compound and includes: a Chancery, Marine Security Guard Residence, support facilities, perimeter security, and facilities for the Embassy community.”

See the whole article at http://www.archdaily.com/783448/studio-gang-to-design-new-us-embassy-in-brasilia

Source: www.archdaily.com, US Department of State

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PALESTINE OPENS AN EMBASSY IN BRASILIA

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The New Palestinian embassy in Brasilia. Photo: Facebook / Tuba Kawthar

The Palestinian Authority inaugurated its embassy Brasi’s capital city Brasilia Wednesday amid a diplomatic row between Brazil and Israel, reports telesurtv.net

The inauguration comes weeks after Brazil rejected Israel’s ambassador, a former leader of West Bank settlers.

Representatives of Arab countries and Arab Brazilians attended the event, hosted on land donated to the PA by former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

“This is the conclusion of a dream of mine that was also a dream of colleagues that came before me in this mission in the last four decades,” said Palestinian ambassador Ibrahim Alzeben. “I hope that this is the beginning of a new phase in relations between Brazil and Palestine, that they can be closer and more diversified.”

In Latin America, the Palestinian Authority also maintains embassies in Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela.

Kilde / Source: www.telesurtv.net

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FROM NATIONAL PRIDE TO BUS DEPOT – BRASILIA STADIUM

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– From national pride to bus depot, office block — and very occasional football stadium. Such is the current fate of the most expensive venue Brazil built for last year’s World Cup, authorities has admitted, sports.yahoo.com / AFP, reported.

The National Stadium in the capital Brasilia, also known as the Mane Garrincha in honour of the 1958 and 1962 World Cup-winning winger, hosted seven games last year in last year’s tournament.

But since the hosts’ third place play-off loss to the Netherlands the lack of a top-flight club in the city means the 72,000-capacity, $900 million venue is marking time as a footballing white elephant.

Local authorities confirmed they were looking to transfer up to 400 local officials from three federal government secretariats to the venue, while dismissing media claims that the ground was also being used as a bus depot after UOL web news portal showed hundreds of buses lined up on the stadium forecourt.

The stadium went three times over its initial budget to become the world’s second-costliest soccer ground after London’s Wembley Stadium.

Brazilians are already poring over the country’s biggest corruption scandal with dozens of politicians facing investigation over a huge kickbacks affair dogging state oil giant Petrobras.

Before that scandal broke a year ago, the cost of staging the World Cup — around $12 billion in all — had irked the public to the extent that roughly a million people joined nationwide protests which started on the eve of the Confederations Cup in June 2013 and ran through the World Cup itself.

Officials stressed Brasilia is a “multi-use” venue, and with no sizeable local club, authorities are stretching that definition to the maximum.

“All told, monthly costs for water, lighting, staff and maintenance are around 600,000 reais ($200,000),” a spokeswoman for the local state tourist authority told AFP.

She added only 1.5 million reais had been recouped since the venue opened in May 2013 — less than 10 percent of maintenancetb costs to date.

But she insisted buses were not being garaged at the venue.

“They are not staying there overnight. It is not a station. Some city centre buses are merely using it” on their routes.

The spokeswoman said “between 350 and 400” functionaries from three federal state secretariats, including sport, were set to be accommodated in office space at the venue for an estimated annual saving of 10 million reais to state authorities.

A stadium spokesman, meanwhile, confirmed discussions were ongoing to being first division football to the ground in the new season, starting on May 10, as happened on a handful of occasions last season.

In January, Brasilia scrapped plans to host the 2019 World University Games after the city’s newly-elected governor Rodrigo Rollemberg said the city was unable to “meet its financial obligation” to host the biennial multi-sport event.

Kilde / Source: www.sport.yahoo.com

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ESTLAND ÅPNET SIN FØRSTE AMBASSADE I SØR-AMERIKA

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Estland åpnet i august ambassade i Brasils hovedsad Brasilia. Dette er Estlands første ambassade i Sør-Amerika, og er også side-akkreditert til Chile, Colombia og Peru. Det bor rundt 500 estlendere i Brasil. Det var Estlands utenriksminister Urmas Paet som stod for den offisielle åpningen av ambassaden, sammen med sin brasilianske kollega Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado.

Brasil åpnet ambassade i Tallinn i 2011.

#Reise #Ambassade #Brasil #Brasilia #Chile #Colombia #Estland #Hovedstad #Peru #SørAmerika #Tallinn

 

VM-KAMPER OGSÅ I BRASILIA

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Estadio Nacional, Brasilia.

#Fotball -VM i #Brasil er i full gang, og selv om det naturlig nok har vært mye fokus på Rio de Janeiro og andre populære turistbyer, skal det også spilles kamper i hovedstaden #Brasilia.

I dag, søndag 15.juni spiller #Sveits mot #Ecuador, 19.juni skal #Colombia møte #Elfenbenskysten, 23.juni er det klart for #Kamerun mot Brasil, og 26.juni skal #Portugal møte #Ghana.

30.juni skal åttendedelsfinalen spilles i Brasilia, 5.juli er det klart for kvartfinale, og 12.juli skal det spilles bronsefinale.

Kampene spilles på Estadio Nacional, Nasjonalstadion – med plass til 68.009 personer. Den gamle Estadio Mane Garrincha ble revet for å gi plass den nye nasjonalstadion i hovedstaden. Byggverket, som er karbon-nøytralt, stod ferdig i juni 2013, og fikk en prislapp på 3,6 milliarder kroner.

Stadion er basert på arbeidene til Oscar Niemeyer (fullt navn Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho), den brasilianske arkitektlegenden som designet hovedstaden Brasilia, den gang en hypermoderne by, som ble bygget opp helt fra grunnen av, og grunnlagt i 1960. Niemeyer, som også en periode var leder i Brasils kommunistparti, døde i 2012, 104 år gammel. Han jobbet som arkitekt helt frem til han gikk bort.

Andre byer det spilles VM-kamper i er #Sao #Paulo, #Salvador, #Rio de #Janeiro, #Recife, #Porto #Alegre, #Natal, #Manaus, #Fortaleza, #Cuiaba, #Belo #Horizonte og #Curitaba.

BRASILIA FIKK WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES I 2019

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#Brasilia, #hovedstaden i #Brasil, blir vertskap for #World #University #Games – #Universiaden – i 2019. Det kunngjorde #International #University #Sports #Federation nylig. Byen var eneste gjenværende kandidat til det store sportsarrangementet for studenter fra hele verden, etter at både #Baku i #Aserbaidsjan og #Budapest i #Ungarn hadde trukket seg. Det er andre gang Brasil er vertskap, etter at den tredje Universiaden ble avholdt i #Porto #Alegre i 1963. Dette var også siste gang lekene ble arrangert i #Sør-#Amerika.

Ellers er det klart at #Krasnoyarsk i #Russland skal holde vinter-Universiaden i 2019. Byen var eneste søker som stod igjen etter at flere byer hadde trukket seg.

I 2013 ble sommerlekene avholdt i #Kazan i Russland, og vinterlekene i #Trentino i #Italia. Lekene holdes annet hvert år, og i 2015 er sommerlekene lagt til #Gwangju i Sør-#Korea og vinterlekene i #Granada i #Spania. I 2017 går lekene til #Taipei på #Taiwan og #Almaty i #Kasakhstan.

Universiaden ble avholdt første gang i 1923, i #Paris. Den har aldri vært arrangert i Norge.

Brasilia : www.brasilia.df.gov.br

Brasils nasjonale turistkontor: www.visitbrasil.com