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Rio 2016 is not an event with protests against the interim president Michel Temer, only. Rio 2016 is an event with art and sport celebration too OLYMPIC BOULEVARD - Rio's Port Area Rio’s Olympic Boulevard unveils massive mural celebrating indigenous cultures One of the most impressive works in our recent spotlight on Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant street art scene is a brand new masterpiece by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, who just transformed a whopping 190-meter-long (that’s over 600 feet) wall in Rio’s renovated port district into a celebration of the world’s indigenous cultures. Measuring almost 3,000-square-meters in size, "Ethnicities," (or Etnias, in Portuguese) hopes to secure a Guinness World Record for the largest mural from a single artist. The mural features five colorfully abstracted faces, each representing an indigenous population hailing from the five world continents depicted in the Olympic rings. http://www.curbed.com/2016/8/8/12402118/rio-olympics-mural-kobra BEACH VOLLEYBALL - Copacabana Beach WOMEN'S MARATHON - Around the Museum of Tomorrow WOMEN'S MARATHON - And the SugarLoaf with the cablecar TENIS ARENA - Olympic Park
I have created a magazine about the spatial and architectural design of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This trilingual magazine (English / Portuguese / Dutch) is available for free as limited printed edition and online via issuu. In 'The Architecture of Rio2016’ we take a look to the Games from the perspective of the designer. I explain the Rio 2016 Masterplan, give a complete overview of all the venues and pay attention to Brazilian architecture in general and local architects involved in the design and construction of the venues. Contents 06 Summary in Portuguese 08 First Olympics in South America 10 Rio2016 Masterplan 12 Venue map 14 Barra Olympic Park 18 Contributing Brazilian Architects – BCMF Arquitetos 22 Venues 46 Venues outside Rio de Janeiro 50 Non Competition Venues 52 Contributing Brazilian Architects – Vigliecca & Associados 54 Architecture in Rio de Janeiro 58 About Architecture of the Games 60 For the Dutch readers 62 Colophon Sample pages Link https://issuu.com/architectureofthegames/docs/the_architecture_of_rio_2016
I came across this article on the legacy--physical, cultural, economic--of the Moscow games. I thought I'd share it with you all. Here's the link to the article: http://www.wired.com/2015/09/anastasia-tsayder-summer-olympics/