The Olympic Live Site is beautifully arranged at the most prominent location of the Barra da Tijuca Olympics site. It will host major Olympic Events for the Rio Olympics 2016, ceremonies, cultural shows, and a resting place with a shaded area to the Olympics fans.
Designed, detailed, and guided during fabrication and erection phases by sbp, it was just recently completed as a self-sustained, semicircular mesh membrane roof that certainly stands out as one of the landmarks of the Olympic Site.
Triangular mesh membrane panels, featuring extreme transparency, are stabilised by catenary cables which are spread apart by the cantilevering struts. The triangular panels are arranged along the semicircular layout in two levels, while upper and lower triangles are always offset by half a bay, resulting in a beautiful lotus like layout in plan view.
We are very proud and excited about this project. The pictures taken during the recent inauguration give spectators of the games a little glimpse of the site.