Museum of Tomorrow - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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S 22° 53.704 W 043° 10.792
23K E 686695 N 7466942
Quick Description: Known as Museo de Amanha in Portuguese, this museum's architect is Santiago Calatrava who won the A1A Gold Medal in 2005.
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date Posted: 1/6/2020 7:14:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM11XT9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"The Museum of Tomorrow (Portuguese: Museu do Amanhã) is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua. Its construction was supported by the Roberto Marinho Foundation and cost approximately 230 million reais. The building was opened on December 17, 2015, with President Dilma Rousseff in attendance.


The main exhibition takes visitors through five main areas: Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow, and Us via a number of experiments and experiences. This intricate yet captivating museum mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities and an ecological world.

The museum was part of the city's port area renewal for the 2016 Summer Olympics.


As the Museu do Amanhã progressed, the funding for traditional museums continued to be cut by the government of Michel Temer (2016-2018), after the impeachment of President elected Dilma Rousseff. The National Museum and its internationally important collections were neglected, the building becoming unsafe electrically, and in September 2018 it was completely destroyed by fire, with firefighters complaining that the lack of water pressure prevented them from fighting the fire effectively. Criticisms were expressed that giving priority to the future over the past had led to the loss of collections which could never be replaced. The Deputy Director of the National Museum, Luiz Fernando Dias Daniel, said that government neglect had caused the fire."
Architect: Santiago Calatrava

Prize received: AIA Gold Medal

In what year: 2005

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