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Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games masterplan contest launched

Architects have been invited to masterplan the 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Run by city officials and the Brazilian Institute of Architects, the single-stage competition is open for registration until 15 June and closes for submissions on 30 June.

Open to architect-led multidisciplinary design teams, the breif is to masterplan the games and to propose ‘legacy mode’ developments for the site.

The 1.18 million m² Olympic Park will feature 15 sports facilities including basketball, field hockey, cycling, water polo and synchronized swimming.

According to the breif, new stadiums should be located close to the city’s existing facilities such as the Maria Lenk Aquatic Park, the Cycle Track and the Rio Arena.

A competition winner will be announced on 13 July.

Visit the competition website to register

Readers' comments (1)

  • Beware of Brazilian competitions......The winner of the Olimpic Park is none other than a member of the competition organisation and official of the Brazilian Architects Institute overseeing the competition! Furthermore the lead contractor of the building consortium in charge of its construction is none other than the father of the wining architect! Furthermore the winning proposal occupies land not included in the original competition brief..... Announcement of the results was delayed by three months.... The second choice is also a member of the Architects Institute and his proposal "might"also be used....RIBA warn your members please!

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