Tuesday, 04 Sep, 2012 Environment

Project for Rio 2016 Olympic Park Unveiled


AECOM, company with headquarters in London, was commissioned to work on the design of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralymic Games. It is worth mentioning that the firm also worked on London's 2012 Olympic park master plan.

The idea is not only to make the design different from what we saw in Athens and Beijing, but also pay more attention to sustainability. The project also looks forward to preserving the lagoon of Jacarepaqua, which will frame the park from the south.

Besides AECOM, the winning design team features Daniel Gusmao Architecture of Rio, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Pujol Barcelona Architects, IMG Sports and Expedition.

The total area of installation that will be built at Rio's Olympic park (located in the district of Barra de Tijuca) is expected to reach 1.18 million square meters. The park will have everything required for 15 Olympic and 11 Paralympic disciplines. There will be 6 temporary structures and 9 permanent ones.

One of the most interesting things about the park is that organizers plan to bring London's Olympic basketball arena to Brazil.

It is worth mentioning that the construction process started in July 2012.

[via DesignApplause]

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