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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. 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." View more View full description
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