Rio 2016 Olympic Park Competition (2011)

About the competition

The city Government of the Rio de Janeiro in collaboration with the Brazilian Institute of Architects Rio de Janeiro announce an open, anonymous international competition in a single phase for the general urban plan of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park.

This competition is organized to select the best master plan for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park to relocated at Barra da Tijuca. 

The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be a sports celebration, which shall serve as a turning point for transformation, assuring a sustainable legacy to the city bringing about the development of solutions to improve the urban environment and quality of life of it’s citizens. 

Results (competition over) :

First prize : Arch.William (Bill) Hanway, AECOM do Brazil Ltd ENGLAND.

Second prize : Arch.Ron Turner, Group “Achele Abraço”.

Third prize : Arch.Tomas Almeida Fernades Salgado, Risco, Projectistas e Consultores de Design SA PORTUGAL.

Honorable mentions : 

  • Arch.Camilo Contesao dos Santos Pinto, PORTUGAL
  • Arch.James Grose, BVN Architecture PL & Consultants, AUSTRALIA
  • Arch.Jorge Geronimo Del castillo de Stefani Alphaville Urbanismo SA BRAZIL

Timetable : 

  • Competition brief available : 3 May 2011
  • Registration starts : 2 May 2011
  • Deadline for registration : 20 June 2011
  • Deadline for submissions : 30 June 2011
  • Jury meeting : 4 to 10 July 2011
  • Posting of the results : 13 July 2011
  • Appeal request period : 14 to 20 July 2011
  • Announcement of Final Results : 8 August 2011
Keywords : Accessibility, Inclusivity, Sports, Sustainability, Urban Landscape

Theme and objectives

The goal of the present competition is to select the best Master Plan for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, in consideration of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and pf the Legacy mode occupation of the area.

The design of the Master Plan for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park must take into consideration two modes : Games Mode, Legacy Mode and its transition period.

The Games mode must ensure the best event realization and operational conditions of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Barra da Tijuca region.

The Legacy mode must ensure the feasibility for the implementation of new developments which, when added to the future Olympic Training Center, shall provide the project with sustainability, guaranteeing, for the upcoming decades, an exemplary and meaningful area in Rio de Janeiro’s landscape.

Here are the mains guidelines the participants should make sure to follow :

  • To bring about a positive impact onto the area being worked upon, in relation to accessibility, environment, landscape, social and sportive development.
  • To achieve economy in the Master Plan design and on the sporting and support equipment necessary for the Games undertaking.
  • To set apart for Legacy Mode, at most, 40% of the total area of the Olympic Training Center, with, as a consequence, the destination of at least 60% of the area for other developments.
  • To bring to reality the economic value of the area to make feasible the implementation of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park, preferably through means of private capitals.

Key criteria

The evaluation of the competing projects shall be guided by the contents of the proposals, being specially taken into consideration the following aspects :

  •  How well the proposal serves the program of the Olympic and Paralympic Games;
  • vision of the legacy considering new real estate developments;
  • sustainability;
  • environmental and landscaping approach;
  • mobility;
  • accessibility;
  • feasibility;
  • creativity and innovation.

Jury Members

  • Gabriel Durand-Hollis, Architect and Urban Planner appointed by UIA, USA;
  • Nuno Portas, Architect and Urban Planner appointed by IAB, Portugal;
  • Luis Millet, Architect and Urban Planner appointed by IAB, Spain;
  • John Baker, Architect and Urban Planner appointed by RIO 2016 Olympic Games, Australia;
  • Sergio Dias, Engineer appointed by the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
  • Jorge Wilheim, Architect and Urban Planner appointed by Federal Government, Brazil;
  • Flavio Ferreira, Architect and Urban Planner appointed by IAB, Brazil;
  • Christos Kourtis, Architect and Urban Planner appointed by UIA, Greece;
  • Roberto Ainbinder, Architect and Urban Planner appointed by the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
  • Gustavo Rosas Nascimento, Architect and Urban Planner appointed by RIO 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil.

Eligibility

The competition is open to multidisciplinary teams led by an urban planner-architect with previous experience in developing paster plans of a similar complexity.

Results

Congratulations to the winners listed above.

The Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, the following prizes shall be bestowed to the winners :

  • First prize : R$ 100,000
  • Second prize : R$ 50,000
  • Third prize : R$ 25,000