Published on September 23rd, 2014 | by Vincent Jobse


Domus: cultural city hovers over Rio

Beautiful project in Domus 982, emphasized by the photography of Nelson Kon:

Cidade das Artes, located between the sea and a mountain, in Barra de Tijuca, can be seen as a public symbol, a new landmark in the Rio area, an urban signal, floating on the plain with a large visibility. The architecture echoes the beautiful curves of the Sierra Atlantica Mountains and the line of the sea. Arriving with the train on Ayrton Senna Avenue, Cidade das Artes appears as the front door of Barra da Tijuca.

Cidade das Artes can be seen as a large house, a great veranda above the city, homage to an archetype of Brazilian architecture.
 Between the two horizontal surfaces of the roof and the terrace are set the large curved concrete walls that contain the halls in an play of full and empty spaces.


Domus, La Citta dell’ Uomo
Issue 982 July-August 2014

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Vincent Jobse is a Dutch design addict, who fully enjoys the pleasures of the web, but who loves print on pure, old-fashioned paper.

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