Niteroi Contemporary Art MuseumUFO on Earth—Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum

Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This ultra-modern building looks like it came out of a sci-fi movie and greatly resembles a “just-landed UFO from outer space.”

This saucer shaped building design was the work of art of Oscar Niemeyer and with the help of Bruno Contarini—an engineer.

It was completed in 1996. It has three levels and the diameter of the dome is 50 meters wide.

The looping and snake like access path leads directly to the Hall of Expositions. The structure also houses a viewing deck where visitors can see the Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay of Rio de Janeiro.