News: Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its very first project in Brazil – an 11-storey apartment building overlooking Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Casa Atlântica by Zaha Hadid Architects

Due to begin construction in the new year, the residential block will be sandwiched in between two buildings on Avenida Atlântica, facing south-east towards the beach.

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London-based Zaha Hadid Architects – which has also not too long ago announced projects in Cambodia, Australia and the United Arab Emirates – has developed a building with a skeletal facade where every single storey resembles a horizontal vertebra.

Casa Atlântica by Zaha Hadid Architects

The developing will be named Casa Atlântica, and will also feature a rooftop swimming pool.

“Casa Atlântica’s style continues the liberating formal composition and spatial flow inherent within Brazil’s wealthy Modernist tradition and engages with the special tempo and vitality of Copacabana’s urban beach culture, as effectively as the fluidity of its renowned Burle Marx promenade,” said the studio in a statement.

Casa Atlântica by Zaha Hadid Architects

The client, Brazilian entrepreneur Omar Peres, reportedly gave Hadid cost-free rein over the style, despite the fact that the it must comply with strict organizing requirements governing height and proximity to neighbours.

The present height is set at 41.five metres. Construction is expected to start in March.

Casa Atlântica by Zaha Hadid Architects

Speaking earlier this month in Miami, Hadid hit back at the Japanese architects who have criticised her design and style for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium.

“I consider it really is embarrassing for them, that’s all I can say,” Hadid told Dezeen. “I realize it is their town. But they’re hypocrites.”

Her 1 Thousand Museum residential tower in Miami is currently under building.

Project credits:

Client: Omar Peres
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Style: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
ZHA Project Director &amp Designer: Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu
ZHA Project Team: Clara Martins, Armando Bussey Chien-Shuo Pai, Natassa Lianou



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