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Luz na Cidade

Fifteen of Centro's most eye-catching old buildings receive a Rio+20 illumination makeover

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Luz na Cidade

Date 18 Jun 2012-29 Jun 2012

Open Daily at dusk

Luz na Cidade website

Rio's historical centre has been dramatically updated for the duration of the Rio+20 event thanks to the thought-provoking Luz na Cidade project. Using multi-coloured, low-wattage bulbs on the façades of buildings including the Theatro Municipal, the Museu Nacional das Belas Artres and Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, the event brings together famous names from the world of lighting design and art including the Brazilians Regina Silveira, Albano Afonso, David Batchelor and Luiz Zerbini; French trio Erik Samakh, Delphine Reist and Electronic Shadow; English pair Anthony McCall and Ron Haselden, and Argentinian Julio Le Parc.


The fifteen buildings are as follows:

  • Edifício Herm Stoltz, Avenida Presidente Vargas 409, Centro
  • Praça da República, Praça da República 17, Centro
  • Rua do Lavradio, Lapa
  • Theatro Municipal, Praça Floriano, Cinelândia
  • Câmara Municipal, Praça Florianao, Cinelândia
  • Solar do Visconde do Rio Seco, Praça Tiradentes, Centro
  • Largo das Artes, Rua Luis de Camões 2, Largo de São Francisco, Centro
  • Monumento a Marechal Floriano, Praça Marechal Floriano, Centro
  • Museu de Belas Artes, Avenida Rio Branco 199, Cinelândia
  • Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal, Avenida Rio Branco 241, Centro
  • Passeio Público, from Lapa to Cinelândia
  • Escola de Música da UFRJ, Rua Passeio 98, Centro
  • Carioca Metrô Station, Largo da Carioca, Centro
  • Relógio da Carioca, Largo da Carioca, Centro
  • Largo da Carioca, Centro

Words by Time Out Rio de Janeiro editors
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