Designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, the Amanhã Museum or Museo do Amanhã of Rio de Janeiro will open soon. With nearly 30,000 square meters of facilities, green areas, lakes and cycle paths, the resort is destined to become the new tourist icon of the city. Inspired by bromeliads flower, according to Calatrava, the museum has been built on one of the old docks, creating the impression of floating in the Bay of Guanabara. In fact, the most complex phase of the project has been the foundation under water, carried out by specialized divers. More than 2,500 pillars, 55,000 tons of concrete and 3,800 tonnes of the metal structure overlying. In this context Grupsa has successfully completed the engineering, development, manufacturing and technical assistance in the installation of the opening systems of the building. An enclosure project consisting of a set of 6 telescopic curves leaves commanded by servomotor equipment under a control and security program developed by the Spanish company. The selected doors, in keeping with a building at the technological forefront, were automatic telescopic leaves AS-300 Telescopic model of the range Automatic System . Glazing with 16 mm thick glass and more than 1,7 tonnes weight, the installation of automatic sliding doors has been made by human and technical local resources with the supervision of GrupsaÍs technicial engineers, who are highly qualified in worldwide installations. At the forefront of sustainability The construction of the Amanhã Museum is framed within the recuperation works of Porto Maravilha. A number of urban renewal initiatives led by the government of Rio de Janeiro, in an area that now houses the exhibition grounds and where some of the logistic facilities of Rio 2016 Olympic Games are being built. According to these reasons that the project was created with an ecological vocation. After approval of the Conselho Brasileiro de ConstruÜo Sustentàvel (CBCS) the project will receive the Platinum LEED seal. Among the various measures that have been proposed for obtaining a certificate of sustainable building , the roof will be equipped with steel wings with solar panels, which will move throughout the day looking for the sun. Furthermore, the cooling of the building will be carried out with water of Guanabara Bay and in the cooling process; the water will be filtered and returned clean to the sea. Grupsa opening systems in sustainable buildings add to the energy saving elements, reducing air leakage in acclimatized buildings and favouring thermal isolation. The doors of the Automatic System range have safety elements necessary for each project for the fulfilment of most exigent standards and fulfilment of the standard EN 16005. With systems specially designed for a future project, the Amanhã Museum of Rio de Janeiro aims to be a place for scientific research with 100% digital content that will be constantly updated. In the words of the curator of the museum, physical and doctor in cosmology Luiz Alberto Oliveira, will pose to the visitors questions about how will life on Earth planet in the next 50 years. Image: Amanhã Museum of Rio de Janeiro. Technical assistance, engineering and manufacture works of Grupsa. Contact: