From The High Line To Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro's governor Sérgio Cabral announced yesterday that New York architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, of the recently opened High Line, won the bid for the design of the new Museum of Image & Sound (or MIS) in Copacabana.

The project was inspired by the sidewalks of Copacabana, and aims to integrate the building to the beach, taking advantage of the water views. The cost of the project is estimated at R$65 million, and construction is set to start early next year. The new museum will be built on the lot once occupied by nightclub Help on Avenida Atlântica.


Definitely my favorite project from the seven presented last week.

Related: Copacabana Steps Into The Future With A New Museum


Now what they should do is to demolish all the other buildings in the neighborhood, and build modernistic buildings so that the look will be consistent. The contrast between the buildings is kind of weird.

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