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UK firm reveals Rio 2016 trade pavilion proposal

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[First look +project data] London-based KREOD has revealed plans for a 1,200m² international trade pavilion for the Rio 2016 Olympics

The temporary curving structure will showcase new products and services on a floating platform in the Barra da Tijuca lagoon close to the main Olympic Park.

A series of international business events are also planned for the building which is expected to be a meeting place for Brazilian, British, European and Chinese entrepreneurs.

The project, designed with engineer Ramboll, will be twenty times larger than an earlier trade pavilion KREOD constructed from a series of interlocking hexagons on the Greenwich Peninsula during the London 2012 Olympics.

KREOD’s latest scheme comes amid widespread concerns Brazil’s £9.5 billion Games’ construction project is seriously behind schedule.

In April, AndArchitects vowed its Handball Arena arena on the main Olympic Park, where workers went on strike for two weeks, would still be delivered on time.


Project data

Architects: KREOD Architecture
Location: Barra da Tijuca region (next to the Olympic Park), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type Of Project: International Trade Pavilion
Structural Engineers: Ramboll UK
Project Architect: Chun Qing Li
Design Team: Chun Qing Li, Hafed Burgess
Client: Funding:KREOD
Tender date: Spring 2015
Start on site date: January 2016
Contract duration: 6 Months
Gross internal floor area:1200 sqm
Form of contract and/or procurement: Bespoke
Total cost: Confidential
M&e consultant: TBC
Quantity surveyor: TBC
Planning supervisor: Local Architects in Brazil (TBC)
Lighting consultant: TBC
Main contractor: TBC
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: Blue Stone Glass, Kebony Timber
Annual co2 emissions: N/A






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