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Brutalism

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1974 – 1976

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Office

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San Jose
Costa Rica

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CCSS

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
May 02nd, 2017

Jenaro Valverde Marin Building Change this

San Jose, Costa Rica
by Alberto Linner Díaz Change this
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Set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean, Costa Rica might seem like the last country anyone would expect to find Brutalist architecture. Pre-fabricated concrete construction, however, allowed Central and South American architects to launch into the Modern world at low cost and on a grand scale. Although simple in plan and section, this social security administration building by the Nicaraguan born architect Alberto Linner Díaz has the look of a bold and complex concrete sculpture, its powerful character offset by colourful plants and swaying palms.

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