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Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho
Rio de Janeiro Concert Hall + Opera House Building, Brasil – design by Christian de Portzamparc
8 Apr 2011
Cidade da Musica Rio de Janeiro
Carrefour de l’avenue Americas et Ayrton Senna, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Design: Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho
Philharmonic Concert Hall Brazil
CIDADE DA MÚSICA ROBERTO MARINHO
Crossroad avenue Américas and Ayrton Senna à Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil
Commissioned in 2002
Construction begun in 2004
Completion of major construction Dec 2008 (construction stop Jan 2009)
To be completed in 2011
Barra de Tijuca is a new town in Rio de Janeiro’s southern outskirts. It is a long plain that lacks strong architectural events and urban marks. The site is structured by two highways that cross. On the centre of this cross imagined by Lucio Costa, the Cidade da Musica will be in the very heart of the new town. The Cidade da Musica is raised and established on a vast terrasse ten meters above a garden designed by Fernando. Chacel. This terrasse is the public space, it is the gathering place that gives access to all concert rooms, movie theaters, rehearsal rooms, restaurant, library, shops, and the headquater of the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra.
The Cidade da Musica is seen as a large house on stilts, a great veranda above a garden with ponds, shade and trees. Also, it is an homage to an archetype of Brazilian architecture. Between the two horizontal plates of the roof and the terrasse are set the shapes of the concert rooms in an interplay of volumes and voids. The project is an urban signal, a public symbol floating on the plain with a large visibility. The architecture responds also to the beautiful mountain curves of the Siera Atlantica and the line of the sea, this place has the guarantee of being a major landmark of the greater Rio.
PROGRAM : Philharmonic Hall of 1800 places transformable into an Opéra Hall of 1300 places. Chame Music Room of 500 places. Electroacoustic of 180 places. Headquarters of the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra. Rehearsal rooms, media library, 2 cinemas with 150 seats, 1 cinema with 300 seats, restaurant, shops, administration offices, technical spaces and parking lots.
Cidade da Musica Rio de Janeiro – Building Information
NET AREA : 46 000 sqm / 968 760 sqft GFA
GROSS TOTAL AREA : 90,000 sqm
MAIN CONCERT HALL AREA: 2,683 sqm
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS : L.A. Rangel Arquitetos
ACOUSTICS IN FRANCE : XU Acoustique, Xu Ya Ying
ACOUSTICS IN BRAZIL : Acùstica & sônica
SCENOGRAPHY IN FRANCE : Changement à Vue
SCENOGRAPHY IN BRAZIL : Solé e Associados
STRUCTURE ENGINEERING : BETON Engenharia, Carlos Fragelli, Bruno Cantarini
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER : CAP, Fernando Chancel
CLIENT : City Hall of Rio de Janeiro, Secretaria Municipal das Culturas.
ARCHITECT : CHRISTIAN DE PORTZAMPARC
WITH : Bertrand Beau, Nanda Eskes, Ana Paula Pontes, Clovis Cunha, Christophe Eschapasse, Duccio Cardelli, Jean-Charles Chaulet, Michael Kaplan, Tania Da Rocha Pitta, André Magalhães, Fabiana Araujo, Lecticia Gomes, Nadeijda Gomes, Marion Barray Florence Clausel, Julien Fumat, Áurea Bezerra, Luiza Fonseca, Ricardo Marota, Dominine Lepichon, Delphine Vidon, Vania Nalin Ushara, Renata Bolliger, Daniela Busarello, Catherine Flouvat
Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho Rio de Janeiro
Cultural facilities accommodating a Philharmonic Concert Hall (1800 seats convertible into a 1300 seats Opera House), a Chamber Music Hall (500 seats), an electro acoustic hall (180 seats).
Headquarters of the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra, music school, rehearsal rooms, media library, two cinema theaters (150 seats each), another cinema theater (300 seats), a restaurant, shops, administration offices, equipment rooms and a car park.
90 000 m SHON
Mairie de la Ville de Rio – Secretaria Municipal das Culturas
In between the sea and the mountain, this project constitutes a great landmark at the center of the plain of Barra da Tijuca. A public terrace heightened to 10 meters and overhanging a tropical garden, enables the visitors to embrace the great landscape before reaching the various halls. The main concert hall conveys the same spirit as those in Paris and in Luxembourg. The scenic design rediscovers the features of the Elizabethan theater, the musicians being surrounded by the audience.
Cidade da Musica images / information from Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
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Brazilian House : Slice House images
photo: Marcelo Nunes
Brazilian architect : Oscar Niemeyer
Key Buildings by this architect
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