Auditório Ibirapuera / Oca Pavilion
The summit will be held at the Ibirapuera Park in the Auditorio Ibirapuera and in the Oca Pavilion. Please consult the program to see which events will take place in each building. These adjacent structures (about 50 meters apart) were designed by Oscar Niemeyer (1907 – 2012) one of Latin America’s greatest architects of the 20th century. Sculptural, modern and verging on the futuristic, his designs challenge perceptions of what a building can be. Often working with reinforced concrete, Niemeyer favored bold, unrestrained forms and soaring, sensuous curves.
Built between 2002-5, Auditório Ibirapuera is one of Oscar Niemeyer’s later works, created as a concert hall in the heart of São Paulo’s Ibirapuera Park. Triangular in form, its bold, entirely white structure is complemented by a vivid red metal ‘flame’ above the main door, enticing visitors to enter. The interior opens to opulent staircases leading to a plush 800-seat auditorium. Auditório Ibirapuera has become an emblem of São Paulo’s inspiring, vibrant character. Incredibly versatile, the building can be transformed into a movie theater and can be used to host film festivals and diverse cultural events.
Also designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the Oca Pavilion is situated a stone’s throw away from the Auditorio Ibirapuera. Because of its white domed structure, it is often called "oca", a word used to describe a traditional Native American dwelling that takes this form. Built in 1951, its full name is Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez, and it was built to commemorate the city's 400th anniversary. Oca is often used to host high profile, international art exhibitions.