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 2016image 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 willwork 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 plotof land southwest of the city, the plan is organized for maximum efficiency hosting the large quantities of spectators expected. between five to sevenyears 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 modeimage © 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 modeimage © 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 modeimage © AECOM

  • Very nice harmony of design. Thank you for sharing.

    designcoholic.com says:
  • Really cool animation

    JP says:
  • Hm, and did Brazilian firms and architects also help create these stadiums at all? I’m sure they had a chance to compete for their own designs, and while I can understand the reason of wanting those with more experience, I do hope there was a collaboration of Brazilian and British architects that is not mentioned here…? It would be sad if there wasn’t, because it would seem to be a good opportunity for some Brazilian firms to get more recognition and experience. If not, I think it’d be a bit disappointing to Brazilian architects, to not be deemed good enough to represent their country in hosting this occasion. Additionally, what would the citizens of Brazil think of such a thing, where the stadiums of the global event they are hosting aren’t even designed by their own? Then again, I’m a highschooler without an extensive knowledge of the history of Olympic stadium design and construction, or even of Brazilian modern architecture, I suppose I can only wonder.

    willow says:

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