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Museum of Tomorrow, Brazil

Project data

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Futuristic building with cantilevered roof and facade with moving elements
  • Exhibition area with two storeys connected by inclined ramps
  • Architect/Engineer: Santiago Calatrava


  • Length-based, 300 m long structurepositioned on a pier, surrounded by water on three sides
  • In-situ concrete construction with complex design and 3D freeform surfaces
  • Extremely high technical and logistical requirements


Consorcio Porto Rio: Odebrecht Engenharia, OAS Engenharia, Carioca Engenharia

Customer's benefit

  • Dimensionally accurate realisation of a complex concrete structure
  • Maintaining the planned schedule and within budget due to the high degree of prefabrication
  • Efficient handling of the 3D formwork units, similar to a system formwork
Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro | Edilson Costa, Site Manager
Edilson Costa
Site Manager

The combination of multiple PERI formwork and scaffolding systems together with efficient engineering support was the key factor in ensuring that the concrete construction challenges we faced could be mastered. In particular, the on-time deliveries of the pre-assembled formwork units enabled us to shape Rio’s newest landmark.

PERI solution

  • Planning, production and delivery of over 3,500 customised project formwork units (28,000 m²) on a system basis in only 13 months
  • International teamwork with 3D planning in Weissenhorn, Germany and formwork assembly in São Paulo, Brazil
  • CNC-produced formwork units from 60,000 m² of chipboard
  • Competent project management for completely structured planning, assembly and material allocation