Stranded in Israel, Oscar Niemeyer left his mark on the country's architecture
Caught abroad when a coup broke out back home, architect Oscar Niemeyer designed projects for Israel’s major cities and for the Negev, though most were never built.
In 1964, the late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was invited to Israel by Yekutiel Federman, CEO of the Dan hotel chain, to discuss potential projects. He stopped by as part of a working tour that included Ghana and Europe and didn't intend to stay long. But then a military coup broke out in Brazil and the short visit became six months.
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