Olaf Nicolai

Hotel Nacional Rio

An Artist’s book about the afterlife of the legendary Hotel Nacional Rio by Oscar Niemeyer. Inaugurated in 1972, it was the focal point of Brazilian high-life during the eighties, up until it’s closure in 1995. The hotel was supposed to be renovated and re-opened for the FIFA football world cup of 2014. Olaf Nicolai visited the site in September 2011 to exhaustively document the hotel’s state of disrepair through hundreds of images.

Rollo N°40

288 Pages

Newspaper Print

19.5 × 28.5 cm

First Edition

ISBN 978-3-906213-07-1

€ 19.00