Rio De Janeiro's New 'Museum of Tomorrow' Studies Urban Ambitions

The world lacks any significant number of museums focused primarily on the issues of planning. Rio de Janeiro, however, will soon add one to the inventory.
December 20, 2015, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The world lacks any significant number of museums focused primarily on the issues of planning. Rio de Janeiro, however, will soon add one to the inventory.

"A new museum in Rio de Janeiro is taking a bold approach to addressing the future of the planet and its environment," according to an article by Marielle Mondon. "The Museu do Amanhã (The Museum of Tomorrow) mixes science with an innovative design to focus on sustainable cities."

In addition to a program that appeals to planners and those interested in planning, the museum cuts a striking figure—designed by Spanish starchitect and reliable source of source of design controversy Santiago Caltrava. The article includes soundbites from Calatrava and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro to explain the ambition of the new museum.

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Published on Friday, December 18, 2015 in Next City
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