Address : Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brésil
Surface : 9900 m²
Commissioner : Laurent Lebon
Team : Stéphane Maupin + Patrick Jouin
THE OCA IS A FLYING SAUCER BUILT BY OSCAR NIEMEYER IN THE BIGGEST SAÕ PAULO’S PARK.
The building is designed by one of the greatest architects of all time. It’s a fine and vast concrete dome encircled by about twenty luminous oculi making an external belt. This magnificent shell welcomes a single central ramp serving four floors.
As soon as you enter into the OCA, the ground gradually rises, the public is caught up by a sort of frozen wave, like a tongue. There, a large and comfortable space is devolved at visitor reception. like the Pompidou’s center in Paris, it offers them its freshness and extraordinary architecture.
The exhibition presents one work per year produced by an artist living in France during the last century.