In the new capital of Brazil (Brasilia), inaugurated in 1960, the Legislature won a new venue, the House of Congress. The author of the project, Oscar Niemeyer, defined its architectural design as "Architecture is not simply a matter of engineering, but a manifestation of the spirit, imagination and poetry." At the House of Congress, for example, the construction will be realized in accordance with the following criterion: the advantage of architecture and urbanism, volumes, opportune spaces and visual perspectives, and above all, the intention of making it monumental, with the simplification of elements and the adoption of clean technologies and geometric shapes. The entire project of constructing the House, and the use of local conformation, was executed in order to create an esplanade flanking the avenues and a monumental complex in which hierarchy should be characterized.
The building of the Brazilian Supreme Court has a statue to the right of justice, and the building is covered with white marble and glass. In the library, which can be visited from Monday to Friday from 11am to 19h, you can find 90,000 books, 3,000 rare books and 7,000 journals. There's also a great art exhibition and a museum with objects belonging to historical Brazilian politicians. It is open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 to 17.30. On Friday, the visit can be made only by appointment. During the week, anyone can see a section that is open to the public, but there is a dress code to enter.