On 15th December, Oscar Niemeyer celebrated his 103th birthday and on this particular day opened in Spain the cupola of the Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre in the Asturian city of Aviles. But not only was this building inaugurated, his own Foundation in Rio de Janeiro as well... at least virtually, because it's not completed yet. But the Brazilian genius insisted on opening it anyway on that day. The fear to pass away too early?
With 600 buildings around the world, Niemeyer doesn't stop working. He is currently designing plans for a cathedral in Belo Horizonte, a football museum, which will be named after Pele, in Santos, an aquarium in Buzios, and a church in Petropolis and more projects outside Brazil in Algiers and Rosario in Argentina.