Brazilian goldmine for UK architects unveiled
A report by UK Trade & Investment highlights a wealth of work for British architects to be won from the Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Rio Olympics 2016
The report, published today, details the commercial opportunities from over 80 projects that will help prepare Brazil from £10 billion to £30 billion to host these two major sporting spectacles.
Among the Brazil building bonanza, the report estimates, £1.5 billion will need to be spent on constructing and modernising 12 stadiums; £1.4 billion expanding and modernising airports across the country; and design and construction work improving and expanding urban transport systems in the 12 host cities.
With an estimated 600,000 foreign visitors expected for the World Cup alone, 12 World Cup host cities to prepare and a Summer Olympiad to deliver, Brazil is facing a huge challenge. Estimates of the investment in infrastructure required to prepare for 2014 range from £10 billion to £30 billion.
With expertise in architecture and construction one if the UK’s big exports, many architects may do well to look to Rio for a slice of this work.