Niemeyer’s Age No Barrier for a City

1 August 2007 (Last Updated August 1st, 2007 06:10)

He may be almost 100, but that has not stopped the man dubbed as one of the world's greatest architects – Oscar Niemeyer – considering an offer from the Angolan Government to build a city for two million people. The Brazilian media reported that Niemeyer, 99, would not travel from his R

He may be almost 100, but that has not stopped the man dubbed as one of the world's greatest architects – Oscar Niemeyer – considering an offer from the Angolan Government to build a city for two million people.

The Brazilian media reported that Niemeyer, 99, would not travel from his Rio de Janeiro office, but he would look over the ambitious project and produce sketches and ideas on the development.

One of Niemeyer's first appointments was in 1939, with one of the first modernist skyscapers - the Palácio Gustavo Capanema, Brazil.

He then went on to design the city of Brasilia in the 1950s and the headquarters of L'Humanité.

His latest proposal for new Luanda is planned to be four times larger than Brasila.

Reported by Penny Jones