Cidade das Artes is a art and music complex situated between the sea and the mountains in the center of Barra da Tijuca; a newly developed district of Rio de Janeiro.
Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
An elongated prism floats in the forest while a footbridge connects it to the city. Vast bay windows seem to suggest comic strips spaces, while the prism offers a colorful, fantasy like circulation space. This large reception area accommodates the four exhibition volumes, also linked via footbridges.