3DReid and ANDarchitects to design rio 2016 olympic stadiums
3DReid and ANDarchitects to design rio 2016 olympic stadiums 3DReid and ANDarchitects to design rio 2016 olympic stadiums
mar 13, 2013
3DReid and ANDarchitects to design rio 2016 olympic stadiums

UK firms 3DReid and ANDarchitects have just won the bid to design the stadia for rio 2016
image courtesy of 3DReid



the winners of the competition to design the stadia for the 2016 olympic games in rio de janeiro are two UK firms 3DReid and ANDarchitects.
after completing their arena for the glasgow 2014 commonwealth games, international practice 3DReid has proven to have the advantage of expertise on
the subject of mass sports venues, and will work with local studio BLAC arquitetura to realize their design. south london-based ANDarchitects will
work hand in hand with rio-based lopes, santos & ferreira gomes on the handball arena.


the upcoming summer games venue is a master plan developed by international company AECOM. taking on the challenge of post-games architecture,
the design is based around the idea of a transforming landscape giving a new use to each component used during the games. located on a 300 acre plot
of land southwest of the city, the plan is organized for maximum efficiency hosting the large quantities of spectators expected. between five to seven
years after the games the complex will completely transition into a community-based property with residential, commercial, and office typologies,
and plenty of green public space around the permanent re-purposed structures and stadia converted into athletic training centers.



video © squint/opera, AECOM



british trade and investment minister lord green states:

‘we showed the world what we can do in london 2012 – now is the time to capitalize on this great success and the expertise so many british companies
demonstrated in delivering the games.’



master plan: stadium mode
image © AECOM



‘it’s great to be involved in rio 2016. it’s good for uk architects that the games organisers are being very open and drawing on expertise gained
during the london olympics.’   – 3DReid spokesperson



master plan: transition mode
image © AECOM



managing director at ANDarchitects manuel nogueira commented:

‘we are delighted to be working in brazil for rio 2016 games. we hope to use the expertise gained working on six temporary building projects for
london 2012 to the team in rio.’



master plan: legacy mode
image © AECOM

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