Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This project for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was developed in partnership with Estúdio América (Brazil) and Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos (Colombia). Located in the old port district, the project includes several support facilities for the Games, which would later be converted into housing, hotel, convention center, office and commercial buildings, as well as 5,380 parking spaces for cars, buses and vans.
The proposed scheme embraces some of Rio’s best contextual qualities, from the exuberant landscape to the city’s well-known architectural heritage. Particular attention is given to the scale of the open public space, proposing culturally diverse and intensely used pedestrian streets, squares and concourses. The fundamental challenge in this concept is providing amenable and environmentally harmonious urban spaces while at the same time achieving high population densities.
Location: Rio de Janeiro | RJ | Brazil
Type: Residential | Commercial | Services | Institutional
Client: Prefeitura Rio de Janeiro
Built area: 703.374 m²
Site area: 149.694 m²
Authors: ARKIZ (João Paulo Payar, Rafael Brych); Estudio América (Guilherme L. Motta, Lucas Fehr, Mario Figueroa, Carlos Garcia, Marcus Vinicius Damon, Ana Maria Montag, Ana Paula Pontes); Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos | Contributors: Amanda Renz, Carolina Martinez, Mario do Val, Marina Canhadas, Vicente Buguszewiski, Bruna Canepa, Carolina Tancredi, Erico Botecelli, Eduardo Varela, Maria Paula Gonzalez, Felipe Gomez, Juan Manuel Peters, Agnes de Bondi, Ana Maria Gomez, Andres Muñoz, Marcela Albornoz | Consultors: Andrea Vosgueritchian (Sustainability), Camila Simas (Urban Design), Hugo Louro (Real Estate Consultant), Ricardo Dias (Structural Engineering), Vladimir Bartalini (Landscape Architecture)