Due to begin   construction in the new year, the residential block will be   sandwiched between two buildings on Avenida Atlântica, facing south-east towards the beach. “Casa Atlântica’s design continues the liberating formal composition and spatial flow inherent within Brazil’s rich Modernist tradition and engages with the unique tempo and vitality of Copacabana’s urban beach culture, as well as the fluidity of its renowned Burle Marx promenade,” said the studio in a statement. “I understand it’s their town. The client, Brazilian entrepreneur   Omar Peres, reportedly gave Hadid free rein over the design, although the it   must comply with strict planning requirements governing height and proximity to neighbours. News:   Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled its first project in Brazil – an 11-storey apartment building overlooking Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. “I think it’s embarrassing for them, that’s all I can say,” Hadid told Dezeen. Project credits:
Client: Omar Peres
Architect:   Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
ZHA Project Director Designer: Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu
ZHA Project Team: Clara Martins, Armando Bussey Chien-Shuo Pai, Natassa Lianou The building will be named Casa Atlântica, and will also feature a rooftop swimming pool. Construction is expected   to begin in March.

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