Aquatics Stadium for Rio 2016 Olympic Park

Aquatics Stadium, Rio 2016 Olympic Park, Temporary Brazil Architecture, Design, Images

Aquatics Stadium for Rio 2016 Olympic Park

Temporary Swimming Pool Building, Brazil – design by gmp

2 Aug 2016

Aquatics Stadium

Design: gmp, Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Aquatics Stadium for Rio 2016 Olympic Park

Aquatics Stadium for Rio 2016

A temporary 18,000 seat arena was created for hosting the Olympics and Paralympics swimming and aquactics polo competitions. The temporary building structures of stands and roof, conceived for later reutilization, were designed to allow simple disassembling, transportation and later assembling operation.

Aquatics Stadium for Rio 2016

The roof is comprised by identical steel trusses that longitudinally cross the 100 m span and valley cables that grant to the PVC membrane the required shape and structural stability. The façade made out of steel vertically disposed tubes form an harmonic arrangement with the roof, granting to the arena a high architectural and engineering standard, compatible to an Olympic venue.

Aquatics Stadium for Rio 2016

Aquatics Stadium – Building Information

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Architect: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Cooperation: Lumens, Sustentec und AECOM (Vorentwurf)
Client: Prefeitura Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
Contractor: Engetecnica
Our Scope of Work: conceptual design, construction design

GFA: 36,887 sqm
Length: 136.8 m
Height: 31.65 m
Roof area: 13,912 sqm
Ground area: 35,898 sqm
Width: 101.7 m
Facade area: 15,097 sqm
Seats: 18,000

Aquatics Stadium for Rio 2016

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