Cidade das Artes
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|Cidade das Artes|
Cidade da Música in Rio de Janeiro, 2009.
|Architectural style||Contemporary architecture|
|Location||Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Current tenants||Brazilian Symphony Orchestra|
|Cost||US$ 300 million (approx.)|
|Owner||City of Rio de Janeiro|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Christian de Portzamparc|
The Cidade das Artes (City of Arts) is a cultural complex located in Barra da Tijuca in the Southwest Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which was originally planned to open in 2004, with the name of City of Music (Cidade da Música). The formal inauguration was in January 2013, with the musical, "Rock in Rio".
The project's R$515 million (approx. US$250 million) to the city of Rio caused much controversy was originally budgeted at R$86 million.
As the new home of the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (Brazilian Symphony Orchestra) and a main center for music, the Cidade das Artes is the largest modern concert hall in South America, with 1,780 seats. The complex spans approximately 90 thousand square metres and also features a chamber music hall, three theatres, and 12 rehearsal rooms. From the terrace there is a panoramic view of the region, from Barra's borught.
The building was designed by the French architect Christian de Portzamparc and construction was funded by the city of Rio de Janeiro.
- Agency for the Promotion of Investiments in Rio de Janeiro: http://rio-negocios.com/cidade-da-musica-divida-de-r238-milhoes/