Calatrava: A Museum for Tomorrow

Valencia’s most international architect, Santiago Calatrava, has inaugurated another of his easily recognizable works, the ‘Museum of Tomorrow’ in Rio de Janeiro, a work conceived to highlight the celebration of the Olympic Games in 2016.

Rio de Janeiro - RJ 17/12/15 - INAUGURACAO DO MUSEU DO AMANHA. A presidenta Dilma Russef, o governador Luis Fernando Pezao e prefeito do Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes participam da solenidade de inauguracao do Museu do Amanha na Praca Maua. Foto: Daniel Ramalho/Rio2016

The museum occupies a space of 15,000 square metres and gives the impression that it is floating in Guanabara Bay, and like sunflowers, it has 5,400 solar panels that search for the sun, reducing its energy consumption and CO2 output.

The museum’s fountains use water from the bay, which is purified and then returned to the sea as an example of sustainable development and ecological planning.

The museum has four main themes: the Cosmos, the Earth, Tomorrow and Us.

 

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