Brazil’s 2016 Olympic Village Inspired By Rainforest, Future Sustainability

The winning bid for the design of the Olympic village in Rio is based on the shape of tropical flowers, and is designed to be replaced with more needed buildings once the games are over.


Whether or not countries benefit from the infrastructure they build to host the Olympics is a subject for heated debate, but build they still must. So, at the very least, the buildings should be visionary and exciting. Brazil, hosting the summer Olympiad in 2016, just announced the winner of the competition to design its Olympic village and many of the event spaces. The results, from British firm AECOM, are stunning and designed to fit with the country’s flora and fauna.

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About Matthew Peterworth

I currently work as a Technology Specialist at Henderson Engineers in Kansas City – a Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing (MEP) design firm. Prior to that I was a Project Manager for Information Technology Services (ITS), the central IT department at the University of Texas at Austin. As of July 2008 I am a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through BICSI. And as of June 2011 I am a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the great state of Texas. Please follow me on Twitter @mpeterworth. https://twitter.com/mpeterworth

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