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Revealed: Aecom's latest Rio 2016 Olympic Park plans

Aecom has released the latest images of its masterplan for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park

The international practice, which has offices in London, is leading a team that includes Wilkinson Eyre in masterplanning the Olympic Park for Rio 2016.

Aecom has also secured additional design work on seven of the park’s venues, as well as infrastructure and landscaping responsibilities.

The global giant has already worked on the masterplan for the 2012 Olympic Park in East London.

Jason Prior, head of buildings and places at Aecom, said: ‘This is a high profile and complex project for Aecom, which brings many exciting opportunities and challenges.

‘We are drawing on our experience from being masterplanners of the London Olympics to take the design of the Rio venues and park even further, which will hopefully be reflected in the end result in 2016.’

The masterplan focuses on 120ha of land in the district of Barra de Tijuca, southwest of Rio de Janeiro.

Other British practices are also benefiting from the Rio Games.

3DReid is working with local practice BLAC Architects on the park’s velodrome, while AndArchitects is working with Lopes, Santos & Ferreira Gomes on the handball arena.

Aecom's original proposals for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park

Aecom’s original proposals for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park

The UK government has estimated that hosting the football World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016 will create more than 12,000 infrastructure projects in Brazil.

AJ reported earlier this year on a UKTI-backed trade mission promoting fast-track and low carbon construction systems to Brazilian companies.

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