mikou design studio: lighthouse tower, rio de janeiro mikou design studio: lighthouse tower, rio de janeiro
dec 20, 2009

mikou design studio: lighthouse tower, rio de janeiro

‘lighthouse tower’ by mikou design studio image courtesy mikou design studio

 

‘lighthouse tower’ is a proposal by mikou design studio for the brazilian city of rio de janeiro. designed as an arch at the entrance to the city, the tower is rooted on the island of cotunduba and is accessible itself to the sea via a large jetty. it consists of observation points, an auditorium, skywalk, bungee jump platform, climbing tower, gyrodrop, cafétéria, souvenir store, urban balconies, multi-usage space.

 

image courtesy mikou design studio

 

image courtesy mikou design studio

 

accessible via a jetty image courtesy mikou design studio

 

various levels and skywalk image courtesy mikou design studio

 

site plan image courtesy mikou design studio

 

image courtesy mikou design studio

 

levels of the tower image courtesy mikou design studio

project info: architect : mikou design studio salwa mikou, selma mikou, cécile jalby, iskra pencheva, gwenaël jerrett client: city of rio programme: observation points, auditorium, skywalk, bungee jump platform, climbing tower, gyrodrop, cafétéria, souvenir store, urban balconies, multi-usage space. height: 110 m surface: 2000 m2 location: cotunduba island, rio di janeiro, brasil date: competition 2008

  • I m sorry, but this is ridiculous! The impact at this “thing” in the one of the moust beutifull view of rio de janeiro is wrong!!
    All of us, Cariocas loves to see the montan and the sea from the beach, i dint want this “thing ” in the way!!!

    Denise says:
  • I agree, this has nothing to do with the caracter of the city!!!

    Barbara says:
  • With all the corruption, violence, slums all around I believe that the government uses this stupid idea to stole more money from Brazilians.

    Salvio says:
  • this is terrible…just a blob with a hole…

    V says:
  • Crappy design.

    Don’t know why designers’re always using morphological or generative expressions in their architecture.

    It’s all fluff. Has beens.

    What happened to good ol’ order, structure, grids, urban contexts and stuff?

    Order must return to architecture once again!

    Anyone with me on this?

    Daniel says:

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