An international open competition has been launched to find a visionary masterplan for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park
The city is looking for a general urban plan for the 1,180,000m2 site at Barra da Tijuca, west of Rio de Janeiro, which will include public spaces, squares and parks as well as landmark sporting venues.
While providing an inspiring setting for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the masterplan must also make provision for the legacy of the site, providing the city with an “exemplary and meaningful” district once the Games are finished. The Olympic Training Centre, the Park’s main venue, will become a flagship home for future Brazilian sporting generations.
Post-Games, the site is likely to cater for residential, commercial, and leisure uses and the competition organisers hope the plans will define new benchmarks for sustainable development in construction, infrastructure and urban transportation.
“The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be a sports celebration which will serve as a turning point for transformation, assuring a sustainable legacy to the city by bringing about the development of solutions to improve the urban environment and quality of life of its citizens,” said a spokesperson.