Rio de Janeiro Architecture, Brazilian Buildings, Designs, Photos, Architects

Rio de Janeiro Buildings : Architecture

Rio Buildings, Brazil, South America Built Environment Updates

page updated 6 Dec 2020

Rio de Janeiro Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Rio de Janeiro Architecture. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Rio de Janeiro and Brasil. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 1 page of Rio de Janeiro Architecture selections with links to many individual project pages.

Rio de Janeiro Building News

Rio Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Rio de Janeiro Architecture Walking Tours, Brasil, by e-architect

Rio is the second largest city in Brazil (after São Paulo) with around 6.3 million people.
Celebrated Brazilian buildings include Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho, the Ministry of Education building by Oscar Niemeyer with Le Corbusier, the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum and the Oscar Niemeyer Popular Theatre.
Famous architects with buildings in Rio de Janeiro include Atelier Christian de Portzamparc and Richard Meier & Partners. Other key architects with work in Rio de Janeiro include BCMF Arquitetos, AECOM and Andrade Morettin Arquitetos.

6 Dec 2019
CMA House, Angra dos Reis
Design: Jacobsen Arquitetura
CMA House Rio de Janeiro
photo : Fernando Guerra
CMA House in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro
With its big eaves, mashrabiya panels and double story high glass openings, this house was commissioned by a family that lives in Rio de Janeiro, and spend the majority of their free time in archipelago of Angra dos Reis with good amount of friends.

2 Aug 2016
Leblon Office Building
Design: Richard Meier & Partners
Leblon Offices Building
image from architects
Rio de Janeiro Office Building
Richard Meier & Partners is proud to announce their first project in South America. The new Leblon Offices will be a sustainable and state-of-the-art building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The new office building located in the Leblon neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, will be the iconic new international headquarters for VINCI Partners in Brazil. The design scheme consists primarily of open office spaces and a series of terraces which open up and create a direct connection with the urban artery of Av. Bartolomeu Mitre.

Museum of Tomorrow
Design: Santiago Calatrava architect
Museum of Tomorrow Rio de Janeiro
image from architect
Museum of Tomorrow Rio de Janeiro

Rio 2016 Buildings

Rio 2016 Olympic Buildings

Rio Olympic Park Masterplan Competition
Design: AECOM
Rio Olympic Park Masterplan
image from Brazilian Institute of Architects
Rio Olympic Park Masterplan

Rio Olympic Port Competition
Design: João Pedro Backheuser / Ignasi Riera – winners
Rio Olympic Port Buildings
image from architects
Rio Architecture Competition : Olympic Port
The winning project of the Olympic Port, which aims at the revitalization and redevelopment of 850 square meters of the port city of Rio de Janeiro, was announced at the headquarters of the Brazilian Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB-RJ) in Rio de Janeiro.
The project includes the construction of facilities such as the media and referees villages, a five-star hotel, a convention center and business center that will be used during the 2016 Olympics Games and will be a legacy for the city. More over, this urban intervention leverages the entire project of Marvelous Port Recovery Center of Rio de Janeiro.

Major Rio de Janeiro Architecture

Key Rio Buildings by Oscar Niemeyer

Teatro Popular de Niteroi / Oscar Niemeyer Popular Theatre, Niterói
Architect: Oscar Niemeyer
Popular Theatre in Niteroi
photo © Marcela Grassi
Teatro Popular de Niteroi

Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói – MAC, Niterói
Museu d Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi building
photo © Marcela Grassi
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói

Rio de Janeiro Architecture

Major São Paulo Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Center for Information Comperj in Itaboraí, Rio de Janeiro
Architects: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos
Rio de Janeiro competition
image from architects
Rio de Janeiro Architecture Competition

Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho
Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Cidade da Musica Rio
picture from CdP
Cidade da Musica Rio : Brazilian concert hall

Deodoro Shooting Center, Rio de Janeiro
BCMF Arquitetos
Deodoro Shooting Center
image from architects
Rio Olympic Park Deodoro Cluster

Image and Audio Museum Building – Competition Design
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Museu da Imagen e de Som
picture from the Client
Museu da Imagen e de Som
Museum of Image and Sound Rio : Isay Weinfeld – design

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Park Buildings
BCMF Arquitetos
Rio Olympic Park Brazil
image from architects studio
Rio de Janeiro Olympic Park Buildings

Rio Olympic Park Barra Cluster
BCMF Arquitetos
Rio Olympic Park
image from architect firm
Rio Olympic Park Barra Cluster : 2016 Building + Landscape Designs

Rio de Janeiro Tower
Mikou Design Studio
Rio de Janeiro Tower
image from architect practice
Rio de Janeiro Tower

Rocinha – Favelas
Lee Miles of Desitecture
Rocinha Rio Favelas
image : Lee Miles
Favelas Rio de Janeiro

Solar City Tower Project for Rio 2016
Architects : RAFAA architecture & design, Zürich, Switzerland
Solar City Tower Rio
image from architects
Rio Solar City Tower

More Rio de Janeiro Buildings online soon

Rio de Janeiro Building Designs – No Images

Rio Architecture Designs, no images, alphabetical:

Camargo House, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Oscar Niemeyer architect

Leonel Miranda House, Rio de Janeiro
Oscar Niemeyer architect

Ministry of Education building, Rio de Janeiro
Oscar Niemeyer with architect Le Corbusier

More Rio de Janeiro Architecture Designs online soon

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America

Architecture in Brazil

Brazilian Architecture Design – chronological list

Brazilian Architecture News

Brazilian Architecture

Rio de Janeiro Architects

Website: Brazil

Brazilian Architects

South American Buildings

Additions for the Rio de Janeiro Architecture page welcome

Website: Rio Olympic Park Buildings, Brazil