The first project in South America by architect Zaha Hadid, who died this Thursday, will be released in July in Rio de Janeiro. The luxury residential building called Casa Atlantica at Copacabana Beach, will have 30 units and should be ready in July 2018.
Some points that still need to be finalized will be touched by the architect’s studio.
Zaha was the first woman to win the Pritzker, the world’s leading architectural award. She declared herself an admirer of Oscar Niemeyer, as she said in an interview with Globo in 2012.
With regard to Brazil, Zaha recalled the effect that Oscar Niemeyer had in her production and praised the Brazilian architect:
When visiting the city to attend the Arq. Futuro event, she commented on the unique landscape of Rio de Janeiro: “Rio juxtaposes and opposes: Seascapes and peaks, modernity and disorder, wealth and poverty The loneliness of urban forests contrasts with crowds people and shops in the city center. The integrity of slum contrasts with the opulence and perfection of Copacabana and Ipanema. These extreme surroundings are what makes the city so incredibly unique. I believe that cities need places for things can shrink and grow – we need to allow and plan organic growth -. and we have much to learn from this organic expansion of the city with his energy and pace, Rio is absolutely breathtaking.