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Contributing to Museum of


The Spanish architect and engineer Santiago

Calatrava, is well known for his pursuit of

uniqueness. Under his leadership, Rio de

Janeiro´s harbour area is receiving a new

landmark: the “Museum of Tomorrow”.


his futuristically designed building is

the central component of the ambi-

tious “Porto Maravilha” urban develop-

ment project which has been designed to

transform Rio´s historical waterfront into a thriving

cultural and residential landscape by the start of the

2016 Olympic Games.

Located on the highly prominent Pier Maua, Calatrava’s

sculptural structure extends 300 m into the sea being sur-

rounded on three sides by water. The cantilevered roof

and facade with moving elements ensure optimum air


The two storeys are connected by means of inclined

ramps and have a total area of 5,000 m²; when open,

the museum will showcase trend-setting exhibitions and


A customized Peri formwork and scaffolding solution

with 3,500 project-specific special formwork elements is

contributing to creating an extraordinary museum within

the specified time-frame and budget.

International teamwork

In order to allow the complex in-situ concrete design

of the museum to become a reality, Peri planned, pro-

duced and delivered more than 3,500 project form-

work elements, mostly double-curved 3D formwork


For the comprehensive formwork and scaffolding plan-

ning, aswell as the assembly of the formwork elements, Peri

international teamwork has been responsible throughout.

For the 3D planning at the Peri headquarters in

Weissenhorn, the German engineers were supported by

experienced specialists from the Peri subsidiaries in Spain

and Poland.

The respective assembly plans and data provided the

basis for the dimensionally accurate CNC-controlled cutting

Rio de Janeiro Special

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