Expansion of the Environment Museum

Architects André Luiz Prado e Bruno Santa Cecília
Collaborators Alexandre Gonçalves, Pedro Lodi, Daniela Leão, Mariana Guimarães e Rafael Lamounier
Location Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Area 2.365 m²
Project 2010

This proposal is based on the following issues:

  • Careful consideration about the place where it will be inserted, understood in its full importance as environmental and cultural heritage.
  • The adoption of architectural principles that generate maximum flexibility in new areas, increasing the possibilities of its use in the present and expanding its life in the future;
  • The option to mark the importance of the Museum of the Environment, through contemporary language inserting itself dialectically in the historical, architectural and landscape context besides being a symbol and a clear new stage of the Botanical Garden;
  • The choice of structural systems and industrialized construction for its ability to reduce immediate environmental impacts with lasting benefits.