Friday, August 14, 2009

"New York-based firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has won the competition for the new Museum of Image and Sound (MIS) on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro‘s postcard beach.
In announcing the winner yesterday, the governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral Filho, welcomed that the museum occupies the site of a former infamous nightclub that became an area of prostitution and drug trafficking. “I always wanted to see another function,” said the governor.
The cost of the museum project, which will include extensive external access ramps and windows showing different angles of the Copacabana beach, is estimated at 65 Million Brazilian Real (35 Million US Dollar), including 50 Million paid by the local government. The rest comes from private sponsors including the Roberto Marinho Foundation..."
passage and images from Bustler



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