Architectural and cultural study tour to Brazil 2020 – Postponed to March 2021

We invite Nordic Architects to participate in this 15 days study tour to explore the highlights of Brazilian architecture, art and landscape.

Foto: josep from BHz, Brasil



Arrangeret af:

The tour is offered by the Danish Association of Architects. Tour organizers and tour guides are Architect MAA Lotte Bech and the Danish-Brazilian Architect MAA PhD Gustavo Ribeiro.



The round trip to São Paulo, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Ouro Preto will end in Rio de Janeiro, where you can participate in a 3 days architectural program and also study Rio in smaller groups, with recommendations from the organizers.

Study Tour to Brazil

In this study tour to Brazil we will encounter a rich tradition of modernist architecture, an innovative contemporary production in São Paulo, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro and the Contemporary Art Institute of Inhotim as well as the sublime artistic creation of the Brazilian Baroque in the town of Ouro Preto. We will get acquainted with several facets of Brazil’s eclectic culture, such as its rich cuisine, and will taste traditional flavours as well as contemporary gastronomy.

Starting in the megacity of São Paulo, with a metropolitan region housing over 21 million inhabitants, we will visit works of young, award-winning practices such as Triptyque, who designed the Red Bull Station Cultural Centre, and Arquitetos Asociados, the authors of several projects in the Contemporary Art Institute of Inhotim, including the Burle Marx Educational and Cultural Center, nominated for the 1st Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize and the work of the prize-winning architect Carla Juaçaba. The Tour will end in Rio de Janeiro with its spectacular landscape and unique architecture.

In all the cities we will see architectural works designed at the height of Brazilian modernism, including the Pampulha complex in Belo Horizonte (1940), Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo (1954), the government palaces in Brasilia (1957 – 1962) and the Capanema Palace in Rio de Janeiro. All fruit of the unique talent of Oscar Niemeyer in collaboration with other outstanding designers such as the landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Besides Niemeyer there are many other important architects from this golden period of Brazilian modernism, whose works we will have an opportunity to see, such as Villanova Artigas’ School of Architecture FAUSP in São Paulo and Lina Bo Bardi’s SESC Pompéia, also in São Paulo. In Rio de Janeiro, we will visit the exuberant gardens of Burle Marx’s country house and the innovative work of Affonso Eduardo Reidy.

In Minas Gerais, we will visit Ouro Preto, which started as a series of mining camps in Serra do Espinhaço in the late 17th century and developed into a unique work of Baroque architecture, which was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Travel plan in Brazil for 15 days

6-10 March São Paulo
10-12 March Brasilia
12-13 March Belo Horizonte (Pampulha)
13-15 March Ouro Preto (Inhotim)
15-20 March Rio de Janeiro
20-21 March Return trip

Participants, tour organizers and tour guides

The tour is arranged as a Continuing Education Tour for Architects and related professionals such as Urban Designers, Landscape Architects, Engineers a.o.
Tour organizers and tour guides are Architect MAA Lotte Bech and the Danish-Brazilian Architect MAA PhD Gustavo Ribeiro. Technical tour operator is Jesper Hannibal Rejser.


Mail the enclosed Registration Form to Lotte Bech: – and you will receive confirmation with information on 1st installment payment to secure your reservation.


Price for 15 days study tour based on minimum 16 participants is DKK 31.800. The price includes International and Domestic flights, hotel accommodation in shared double room with breakfast as well as bus transport and entrance fees for visits covered by the program. It is including 3 days architectural program in Rio, which is an addition to the original 2020 program. There is a supplement for single room of DKK 5,800.
The flight is from Copenhagen Airport or Billund Airport. Connection flights can be arranged from Nordic airports serviced by KLM to Amsterdam with supplement.


1st installment of DKK 10,000 is to be paid at the registration.
2nd installment of DKK 21,800 is to be paid before November 20, 2020

Information meetings

Information meeting will be held October 7, 2020 at 17.30-19.00. The tour organizers and tour guides Lotte Bech and Gustavo Ribeiro will make a presentation of Brazilian architecture and inform about the program for the study tour. A travel meeting will be arranged in February 2021 just before the tour. The meetings are held at the Danish Association of Architects, Åbenrå 34, 1124 Copenhagen K.


Lotte Bech
Phone: +45 2125 7105

More information

Registration Form, Brazil 2021

Day program, Brazil 2021

Architectural Program, Brazil 2021

Flyer Brazil 2021


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