ON-MAST competition – Rio de Janeiro

Competition entry by Patricia Akinaga, Andrea Campos and Merten Nefs, for the re-urbanization of the National Observatory campus and Museum of Astronomy in Rio de Janeiro, 2007.

3rd Prize.

The campus is located in São Cristóvão, a historically important area with emperial architecture, facing severe socio-economic problems. The re-urbanization of the campus to accomodate more visitors from the neigborhood, can contribute to the revitalization of the entire region. The project focuses on connection between existing elements, urban lighting and furniture design, the creation of new outside spaces for gathering, education and observation of the sky.

site plan

lighting plan