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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.

Porto Olimpico in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Girimun Architects

 
October 21st, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Girimun Architects

As part of a package of investments for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the regeneration of 85 hectares of land near the old docks will create more than 1 million sqm of apartments, hotels, office buildings and a convention centre. The project addresses two moments: the completion of support facilities for the 2016 Olympic Games (10,600-room accommodation for media and referees, a media-centre and 3 to 5-star hotels) and its transformation post-Games into a vibrant mixed-use extension of the city centre. A green loop circuit of public spaces embraces the whole master plan encouraging pedestrian and bicycle use by linking the various dissociated sites and connecting the whole area to the nearby waterfront of the revitalized docks.

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

  • Architects: Girimun Architects
  • Project: Porto Olimpico
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Size: 1,000,000 m2
  • Client: Competition
  • Collaborating firm: BuroldHappold Engineering + DG Arquitetura e Planejamento, Mauro Resnitzky

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

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Categories: Convention Center, Mixed use

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