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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

NATIONAL SHOOTING CENTER in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by BCMF Arquitetos

 
August 25th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BCMF Arquitetos

The Deodoro Sports Complex was designed for the Rio 2007 Pan-American Games, including in the same cluster the Shooting, Equestrian, Archery, Hockey and Modern Pentathlon facilities. All venues already meet international standards, and will need just minor adjustments and complements for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The cluster is already a world-class legacy, which has successfully triggered the renewal and further development of important suburban region.

Image Courtesy © Kaká Ramalho

  • Architects: BCMF Arquitetos
  • Project: NATIONAL SHOOTING CENTER
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Kaká Ramalho, Leonardo Finotti, BCMF Arquitetos, Jomar Bragança, Gloogle
  • Project Team: Cláudio Parreiras Reis, Luciana Maciel, Lisiane Melo, Leonardo Fávero, Cristiano Monte-Mór, Ana Kawakami, Fabiana Fortes e Antônio Valadares
  • Program: Shooting, Equestrian, Hockey, Archery and Modern Pentathlon venues
  • Project management and General Coordination: Engesolo Engenharia Ltda
  • Structure: Helio Chumbinho (Misa Engenharia),  Lino Nunes de Castro (Globsteel)
  • MEP: ENIT (Moshe Gruberger)
  • Sports Consultant: Aqualar (Swimming Pool), Forbex (Grass Hockey) and Eduardo Castro Mello
  • Overlay: John Baker (EKS) & CO-Rio 2007 Team (Gustavo Nascimento, Ana Paula Loreto & Izabela Hasek)
  • Lighting: Godoy Associados
  • Contractor: Construções e Comércio Camargo Corrêa (CCCC)

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

The Shooting Center has approximately 50.000m2 of built area, landscaped on a 150.000m2 site along one of the most important access vectors of the city (a hybrid of avenue and motorway). The project deals with the complex issues of a unique suburban context comprising of a military neighborhood, a densely populated favela, a rough industrial area and a vast wild landscape all mixed together. Few materials, strong horizontal lines and an enigmatic grid of wooden baffles predominate in this stark venue located on a trapezoidal plot in a breathtaking valley surrounded by mountain peaks.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Kaká Ramalho

Image Courtesy © Kaká Ramalho

Image Courtesy © Kaká Ramalho

Image Courtesy © Kaká Ramalho

Image Courtesy © Kaká Ramalho

Image Courtesy © BCMF Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © Jomar Bragança

Image Courtesy © Cláudio Barreiras, BCMF Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © BCMF Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © BCMF Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © BCMF Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © BCMF Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © BCMF Arquitetos

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