Environment Museum
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This intervention aims to integrate the natural landscape with the programme of events happening within the old and the new building. Joined by a corridor, this exterior space is transformed into an interactive area and acts as an expander of interior programmes.

★ Second Prize National Competition Brazil



In illuminist gardens, perspectives, geometric paths and large avenues prevail. On the other hand, romantic gardens emulate nature. The details appear natural, and it is sought by all means to recreate a nature that has been devastated by urban environments.

This intervention aims to integrate natural landscape with the program of events happening within the old and the new building. Paths are not established, experiences are not calculated and route combinations are maximized, with a hyperlink logic where each turn takes you to a different destination.

The walking journey is continuous, the act of discovering leads the user to different spots for experience, exchange or play.

Unifying the program in a single building allows a clear unit and materializes the needs of the program.

As both the existing and the new buildings are functioning, an intermediate space emerges. This space evolves from being an “intermediate” space/corridor to a connector and expansor of programmes.

The museum is thought to be an experience, an interactive space, where the simple act of walking becomes an act of exploring.


Partners: Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado, Álvaro Méndes.
Project Team: Emiliano Etchegaray, Gabriel Giambastiani, Carolina Guida, Aldo Lanzi, Sebastian Olivera.

Collaborators: Martín Pronczuk, Santiago Saetone, Ken Sei Fong.