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Brazil Architecture News - May 03, 2010 - 22:07   11772 views

a film about the happenings at the zona portuaria where the RadioProductionCentre is located.

The ‚Zona Portuaria‘, the former harbour of Rio de Janeiro,is not used anymore, since industries have changed to containers. About 25 depots are aligned on a rowlike pearls on a necklace, but actually active are just a few. Therefore there are over-watched by security guards.The fear of having informal settlement is too big; structure and walls are still in a good form.
to cast pearls before swine?

The people are being robbed a prime land, since the location is top: view of Niteroi, good connectionto the centre as well as Rios suburbs thanks to the nearby railway and bus station, and an active, vividneighbourhood (= on the ground level little shops, craftsmen offices and restaurants, plus three floors of housing.
But this neighbourhood is cut off the bay partly through the innercityelevated highway, but mostly through the highly watched, closed‚depots‘-wall.

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