This architectural project, developed for the venue that will host handball games in the 2016 Olympics and Goalball games in the 2016 Paralympics both to be held in Rio de Janeiro, has the target to search for suitable solutions in diversified interfaces in the complex system composed of sports equipment for the games and its legacy. Unlike other arenas located in the Olympic Park, this Olympic arena right after the games will become four public city schools. Therefore, the
When faced with a wall with over 30 years of history, rather than paint it white, as we usually do, Michael Losh shared with us his idea to take the memory of their collective studio and frame it, creating a dialogue between art and architecture.
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We had this big naked wall with approximately 7m width and 3m height with all the remains still stuck to it after the first construction in our collective studio in Lisbon.
The first idea was simply to recover the look and paint it all in white, and then think about how to decorate and intervene on it. Then with a closer look, we realized the wall had several original records written in pencil that combined with the stone and glue, not only should be
The Olympic Field Hockey Centre consists of two arenas, a warm-up field and a building with changing rooms, a medical center and an administrative office. This building is connected to both arenas through a marquee that also links them to each other.
The main arena has 2.500 permanent and 5.300 temporary seats totaling 7.800 seats. The last seating rows are the ones that will be kept in the legacy project. These seats were boldly designed since they face the North sector entry of the Deodoro
Technical Coordinators: Ronald Werner (Master Plan/Arena da Juventude), Fernanda Trotti (Parque Radical), Kelly Bozzato (Centro Olímpico de Hóquei), Rafael Alcântara, Pedro Ichimaru (Hipismo e Readequações)
Landscape: Raul Pereira e Rulian Nociti
Design Team: Ana Luiza Galvão, André Ciampi, André Godinho, Angélica Larocca, Barbara Iseli, Carolina Passos, Cintia Marino, Dalmer Ordontis, Daniel Pizzocolo, Fabio Ucella, Guilherme Filocomo, Guilherme Maia, Hernani Paiva, Juan Sebastián Longhini, Julio Bastos, Lina Corrêa, Lucia Viana, Lucila Pintos, Maria Elisa Fernandes, Mariana Puglisi, Marina Piccolo, Rebeca Grinspum, Renato Silveira, Romildo Barros, Thaís Velasco
From the architect. The project in the old glass factory “Gaivotas” has brought to it an innovative program: the first student residence in the enter of historic Lisbon. With an innovative program, this project, in an old glass factory, brought to the historic center of Lisbon its first student residence. Some of the factory’s elements with significant value, but largely destroyed, were refurbished - the façade of Fernando Tomas Street and the old brick chimney - and a new core was built.
The implantation of the new volumes, in dialogue with
From the architect. The apartment was too compartmentalized in the social areas.
There was only one common bathroom, since the other was conditioned to the maid's room, only accessible from the kitchen.
The main idea was to bring together living-room, entrance hall and kitchen in an uninterrupted space, giving access to other compartments through a single indoor hall. The elimination of the maid's room also enabled increasing the kitchen and the reorganization of the bathrooms.
That allowed the creation of a suite freeing the use of the other bathroom