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Rio Olympic Park Master Plan – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Building: Rio Olympic Park Master Plan
Location: Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Status: Under Construction (to be completed by 2016)
Development Size: 292 acres
Design: AECOM
Supporting Architects: DG ArchitectureWilkinson Eyre Architects, Pujol Barcelona Architects, IMG Sports and Expedition
SMEP Engineer: Arup
Sustainability Consultant: Arup
Local Engineer: RioMais

AEInterests: winning design of international design competition, Main Press Center will be certified LEED Silver, after the park is used for the 2016 Summer Olympics the park will then be turned into the Olympic Training Centre, as well as schools and urban housing

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Written by Jordan Galloso

September 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Building: Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Architect: Oscar Neimeyer
Completion: 1996
Structural Engineer:Bruno Contarini
Lighting: Peter Gaspar

AE Interests: winding slabs, radial structure, prestressed concrete, triplex glass plates, reflecting pool at base to give feeling of lightness

Written by Jordan Galloso

September 11, 2015 at 6:50 pm

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Leblon Offices – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Building: Leblon Offices
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Architect: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Completion: 2011-2015
Client: VINCI Partners

AE Interests: louvres for shade, illuminated glass bridge, white aluminum and glass, rough concrete exposure, LEED Silver

Written by Jordan Galloso

September 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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Museu de Arte do Rio- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Building: Museu de Arte do Rio
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Architect: Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
Structural Engineer: Cerne-Engenharia e Projetos, GOP- Gabinete de Organização e Projectos
MEP: ADDAGE Engenharia e Planejamento
Management: Engineering Construção
General Contractor: Concrejato

AE Interests: undulated concrete canopy, suspended catwalk connecting the two buildings, translucent glass facade, pilotis, public square for displaying sculptures between two buildings

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Written by Jordan Galloso

September 10, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Posted in Built