RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Architects and planners Carlos Murdoch and Felipe Salles have conceived a new Santos Dumont neighborhood, where the airport with the same name is located today. The project involves building and development of the area located between downtown and the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Among the main reasons to pursue this concept are the dominance, proximity and unused capacity of Rio's Galeão (GIG) airport, which since 1947 has hosted all international traffic to Rio de Janeiro. Added to this are the obstacles to takeoffs and landings that Santos Dumont (SDU . . .