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Rio de Janeiro Tower, Brazil, South America

Lighthouse Tower Rio Project by Mikou Design Studio

22 Dec 2009

Rio Tower

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2009
Mikou Design Studio

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Lighthouse Tower, Rio

This tower is for us the poetic embodiment of its natural and urban surroundings. It summarizes the tropical experience associated with lush South American vegetation, the deep skies of Brazil and the sensorial urban landscape. We have thought up a truly Brazilian tower which symbolizes the imagination, beliefs, myths and memories of Brazilians. One made of sensitive perceptions of light, sound, atmosphere and sensual experiences related to its geographical and urban location. An abstraction of the female form, our tower is rooted on the island of Cotunduba and offers itself to the sea via a large jetty. It is designed as an arch at the entrance to the city, a figure that frames the Brazilian landscape by a window cut into the organic shell.

Rio Tower – Building Information

Architect : Mikou Design Studio
Salwa Mikou, Selma Mikou, Cécile Jalby, Iskra Pencheva, Gwenaël Jerrett, Baharan Khosravi
Client : City of Rio
Programme : Observation points, auditorium, skywalk, bungee jump platform, climbing tower, gyrodrop, cafeteria, souvenir store, urban balconies, multi-usage space.
Height : 150 m
Surface: 7000 m2
Budget: 17 Millions euros
Location : Cotunduba Island, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date : competition 2009

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