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Paulo Mendes da Rocha

1928 - 2021

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Paulo Mendes da Rocha (October 25, 1928 – May 23, 2021) was a Brazilian architect. Mendes da Rocha attended the Mackenzie Presbyterian University College of Architecture, graduating in 1954. Working almost exclusively in Brazil, Mendes da Rocha began designing buildings in 1957, many of them built in concrete, a method some call "Brazilian Brutalism", arguably allowing buildings to be constructed cheaply and quickly. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paulo Mendes da Rocha has received more than 147,622 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Paulo Mendes da Rocha is the 127th most popular architect (up from 147th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 93rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Brazilian Architect.

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Among architects, Paulo Mendes da Rocha ranks 127 out of 424Before him are Gunnar Asplund, Balthasar Neumann, Albert Speer, Baldassare Longhena, James Stirling, and Ettore Sottsass. After him are Robert Koldewey, Antonio Sant'Elia, Theophil Hansen, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Carl Gotthard Langhans, and Verner Panton.

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Among people born in 1928, Paulo Mendes da Rocha ranks 92Before him are Gaston Thorn, Patrick McGoohan, Ion Mihai Pacepa, Fats Domino, James Earl Ray, and Musa al-Sadr. After him are Cy Twombly, Hans Modrow, Walter Mondale, Robert Sheckley, Sol LeWitt, and Arman. Among people deceased in 2021, Paulo Mendes da Rocha ranks 99Before him are Clive Sinclair, Jorge Medina, Max Mosley, Viktor Bryukhanov, Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, and Lamine Diack. After him are Helen McCrory, Walter Mondale, Nino Vaccarella, Tamara Press, Kjell Askildsen, and David Yonggi Cho.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Paulo Mendes da Rocha ranks 82 out of 2,067Before him are Fernanda Montenegro (1929), Vicente Feola (1909), José Freire Falcão (1925), Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (1921), Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948), and Anita Garibaldi (1821). After him are Peter Medawar (1915), Sônia Braga (1950), Elza Soares (1930), Emílio Garrastazu Médici (1905), Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939), and Hilderaldo Bellini (1930).

Among ARCHITECTS In Brazil

Among architects born in Brazil, Paulo Mendes da Rocha ranks 2Before him are Oscar Niemeyer (1907). After him are Roberto Burle Marx (1909).