• Olympic Park Rio 2016 - Schwimmhalle
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Olympic Park Rio 2016 - Aquatics Stadium

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 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.
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 a harmonic arrangement with the roof, granting to the arena a high architectural and engineering standard, compatible to an Olympic venue.


  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Cooperation

    Lumens, Sustentec, AECOM

  • Client

    Prefeitura Municipal do Rio de Janeiro

  • Contractor

    Engetecnica

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design

  • GFA 36,887 m²
  • Length 136.8 m
  • Height 31.65 m
  • Roof area 13,912 m²
  • Ground area 35,898 m²
  • Width 101.7 m
  • Facade area 15,097 m²
  • Seats 18,000
  • Olympic Parc Rio 2016 - Schwimmhalle © gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Olympic Parc Rio 2016 - Schwimmhalle © schlaich bergermann partner / Knut Stockhusen
  • Olympic Parc Rio 2016 - Schwimmhalle © schlaich bergermann partner / Knut Stockhusen

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