Located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, in the historic and economic district of Centro and in close proximity to Santos Dumont airport and major trunk roads, Casa Europa, formerly Maison de France, is a major European administrative centre within the city.
In 2016, the Tryptique-Arcadis-Boutté consortium carried out a series of technical assessments that set in motion the renovation of the building, whose technical facilities were severely damaged.
In parallel, the political commitment to strengthening the synergy between the French and German administrations led in 2018 to the project of housing the Goethe Institute and a brand new Franco-German media library in the building.
In order to anticipate the changes to come, the client-owner and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs are developing a scenario for the relocation of the current occupants of the Casa Europa building.
The need for efficient organization and optimal cost management led the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to assign the architectural programming to Menighetti through the Tryptique-Arcadis-Boutté consortium.