diller scofidio + renfro's museum of image and sound takes shape
 
diller scofidio + renfro's museum of image and sound takes shape diller scofidio + renfro's museum of image and sound takes shape
jan 12, 2015

diller scofidio + renfro's museum of image and sound takes shape

in rio de janeiro, construction work on the city’s museum of image and sound (MIS) is well under way. the building, designed by new york-based studio diller scofidio + renfro, is conceived as an extension of the adjacent stone promenade, originally completed in 1970 by roberto burle marx.

 

 

aerial view of the museum of image and sound on rio’s copacabana beach
video courtesy of museum of image and sound
(main image © marcelo horn / GOVERJ / courtesy of fotos públicas)

 

 

positioned along the famed copacabana beach, the structure comprises a variety of internal and external volumes that branch out into galleries and space for public leisure and entertainment. the vertical circulation sequence connects the street with the building’s different functions, allowing guests to observe and understand the brazilian city in a new way.

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the building is conceived as an extension of the adjacent stone promenade
image courtesy of MIS museum of image and sound

 

 

across eight floors of program, the building contains long and short exposure rooms, research space, administrative areas, rooms for didactic activities and a 280-seat theater. in addition, the development will include a gift shop, a cafeteria, a panoramic restaurant with a bar and terrace, and a nightclub. although the project’s opening date has been postponed previously, developers are hopeful that MIS will open in 2015.

 

see designboom’s previous coverage of the ‘museum of image and sound’ here.

diller scofidio renfro MIS museum of image and sound brazil construction designboom
the structure comprises a variety of internal and external volumes that branch out into various galleries
image courtesy of MIS museum of image and sound

diller scofidio renfro MIS museum of image and sound brazil construction designboom
the vertical circulation sequence connects the street with the building’s different functions
image © marcelo horn / GOVERJ / courtesy of fotos públicas

diller scofidio renfro MIS museum of image and sound brazil construction designboom
the museum is made of up eight connected storeys
image © marcelo horn / GOVERJ / courtesy of fotos públicas

diller scofidio renfro MIS museum of image and sound brazil construction designboom
sloping external pathways climb the building’s primary façade
images © marcelo horn / GOVERJ / courtesy of fotos públicas

diller scofidio renfro MIS museum of image and sound brazil construction designboom
image © marcelo horn / GOVERJ / courtesy of fotos públicas

diller scofidio renfro MIS museum of image and sound brazil construction designboom
interior gallery space under construction
image © marcelo horn / GOVERJ / courtesy of fotos públicas

diller scofidio renfro MIS museum of image and sound brazil construction designboom
the rooftop terrace provides expansive views of the atlantic ocean
image © marcelo horn / GOVERJ / courtesy of fotos públicas

diller scofidio renfro MIS museum of image and sound brazil construction designboom
image courtesy of MIS museum of image and sound

diller scofidio renfro MIS museum of image and sound brazil construction designboom
the development shown in the context of rio’s copacabana beach
image courtesy of MIS museum of image and sound

diller scofidio renfro MIS museum of image and sound brazil construction designboom
rendering visualizing the completed design
image © diller scofidio + renfro

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