Centro Carioca de Design

Centro Carioca de Design (CCD) integrates the idea to boost the Historical and Cultural Heritage of Rio de Janeiro with initiatives related to the creative economy, stimulating urban thought through design. The centre is a space for discussions, exhibitions and analysis of design in Rio, featuring exhibition galleries and integrated multipurpose rooms for conferences, meetings, workshops and other activities. Centro Carioca de Design also houses Studio-X Rio – laboratory of thought development around the city, a partnership of the local City Hall with the University of Columbia, of New York. The CCD is located in the house where the opera singer Bidu Sayão was born and lived until the age of five. Restored in 2008, the property became a head office for CCD and the inauguration, in March 2010, was part of the process of revitalization of the Tiradentes Square.