In Progress: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

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Construction of MIS Copacabana, a project designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, has begun. Here we present the project description, available on the website of the institution.

Set next to the sea, on Avenida Atlantica, the new headquarters of "Museum of Image and Sound | MIS" in Rio will be a space for carioca identity.

Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas

Its architectural design proposes a building that, in its graphical representation, is a reproduction of the famous boardwalk of the area, folded and transformed into a vertical boulevard: a dialogue with the landscape that democratizes the views of the beach and is presented as a new architectural icon of the city. The idea is that the new museum will become a meeting place for locals and tourists, Brazilian and foreign.

The project was designed by the office Diller Scofidio + Renfro, elected in 2009 through a design competition, which involved seven of the most important architectural offices from Brazil and the world. In Rio, the office Indio da Costa AUDT is supporting the development and implementation of the architecture design, and coordinating complementary projects. For the architect Elizabeth Diller, an important point of the project is the relationship between the architecture and the view toward Copacabana: "The museum was developed from the particularity of the place."

Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas

The program includes short and long term exhibition areas, with spaces for research, administrative rooms, rooms for student activities, a theater with 280 seats, shop, cafeteria, panoramic restaurant, bar / terrace, disco and a balcony. The building will have eight floors, plus the basement, ground floor and terrace.

The MIS museographer, Daniela Thomas says that the exhibition accompanies innovation by building the proposal: "There are so many things happening in this place. It has an extraordinary and radical architecture where everyone has the correct view of Copacabana. SIG will be one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Rio de Janeiro. All of this will be enhanced by the museum objects that we are preparing, the museum will be an unforgettable experience."

Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas

Sustainability and Accessibility

In seeking LEED certification, care and concern for the environment permeates all phases of the project. It all started with the demolition of the building that originally occupied the site of the new museum. The demolition was done selectively and has a recycling rate of 99.81%, along with the reuse of materials.

In addition to the physical accessibility of the building, MIS will develop a special project of accessible content, with the help of audio guides in three languages ​​(Portuguese, English and Spanish), tactile models, audio and other forms of sensory perception in its narrative.

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Text: MIS Copacabana
Photographs: Fotos Públicas

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Address:Avenida Atlântica, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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Cite: Delaqua, Victor. "In Progress: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro" [Em Construção: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro] 09 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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