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Low-energy university mediatheque

The Pontificial Catholic University of Rio (PUC-Rio) plans a Low-energy university mediatheque. It will establish an architectural landmark for Rio de Janeiro as well as outreach to the informal community that lies on the institution’s doorstep.

With its design using state-of-the-art technology, the building celebrates a centuries-old form of knowledge management: the book.

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Energy-efficient media library in Brazil wins Silver Award
“An attractive landmark exploring ultimate construction technology” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Latin America
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Silver 2008
Latin America
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