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Zaha Hadid’s first Brazilian building scrapped after long delays

Zaha Hadid’s design for a skeletal building overlooking Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro has been shelved, according to local reports.

Casa Atlântica, an 11-storey apartment building with a facade reminiscent a sea creature’s spiny vertebrae, would have been the first building in Brazil from the late Pritzker Prize-winning architect.

Construction was delayed for years, but had been scheduled to finally start this year. However the investment group has now dropped out and the land is being put up for auction.

Here are some 3D photos until the launch.

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