The Oi Futuro Cultural Center

A historical, architectural, cultural and social landmark in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Opened in May 2005, our Cultural Center works in the same building that hosted for many years the Telephone Museum and also the Beira-Mar Telephone Central Office, launched in 1918. Its architectural project was awarded in a international contest by the Brazilian Architects Institute (IAB) and displays on its façade the work of the pioneer Brazilian lighting designer Peter Gasper. With its audacious shape, the building stands out from the landscape of Flamengo neighborhood and brings together the past, the present and the future.

Oi Futuro Cultural Center has its own curatorship and bets on fostering and spreading new artistic languages. Its technical facilities allow experimentation, enhancing the convergence of art, science and technology. Its architecture, with flexible exhibiting galleries and a versatile theater, was conceived to stimulate artistic research and interaction between visitors and the space. Besides offering a wide range of free events, the Cultural Center has an Educational Program that annually welcomes 30,000 people, of which 19,000 are students in its majority coming from state schools.