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Olympic Shooting Center / BCMF Arquitetos

  • 01:00 - 13 April, 2009
Olympic Shooting Center / BCMF Arquitetos
Olympic Shooting Center / BCMF Arquitetos

Olympic Shooting Center / BCMF Arquitetos Olympic Shooting Center / BCMF Arquitetos Olympic Shooting Center / BCMF Arquitetos Olympic Shooting Center / BCMF Arquitetos +60

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Project Team

    Cláudio Parreiras Reis, Luciana Maciel, Lisiane Melo, Leonardo Fávero, Cristiano Monte-Mór, Ana Kawakami, Fabiana Fortes e Antônio Valadares
  • Project Management And General Coordination

    Engesolo Engenharia Ltda
  • Structure

    Helio Chumbinho (Misa Engenharia)/ Lino Nunes de Castro (Globsteel)
  • Sports Consultant

    Aqualar (Swimming Pool), Forbex (Grass Hockey) and Eduardo Castro Mello
  • Lighting

    Godoy Associados
  • Program

    Shooting, Equestrian, Hockey, Archery and Modern Pentathlon venues
  • Contractor

    Construções e Comércio Camargo Corrêa (CCCC)
  • Budget

    40.000.000 EURO (US $53.5 millions)
  • Built Area

  • Area

    92900.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. The venues of the Rio2007 Pan-American Games were grouped into four great distinct regions of the city: Barra, ‘Sugar-Loaf', Maracanã and Deodoro. This strategy was intended to spread and distribute the direct and indirect benefits of this major international event among all inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, through the construction of new venues and infrastructure, as well as improvements of the existing ones.

The Deodoro Sports Complex was designed considering that a similar competition venue and program would be applied to 2016 Olympic Games, including in the same cluster the Shooting, Equestrian, Archery, Hockey and Modern Pentathlon facilities, being also permanent training areas for all major national, regional and international shooting competitions.

The cluster is now a formidable world-class legacy, which has successfully triggered the renewal and further development of this important vector of the city. The project deals with the complex issues of a unique suburban context comprising of a military neighborhood, a densely populated favela, a rough industrial area and a vast wild landscape all mixed together.

The Shooting Center

The Shooting Center has approximately 30.000m2 of built area, landscaped on a 125.000m2 site along one of the most important access vectors of the city (a hybrid of avenue and motorway). Strong horizontal lines predominate in this concrete sports complex located on a roughly trapezoidal plot in a breathtaking valley surrounded by mountain peaks. The complex has indoor and outdoor facilities such as training halls and grandstands, and features parking and service areas. The nighttime periodical pattern of lighting along the peripheral wall and on the right-angled overhead structures produces an otherworldly effect of floating in the dark valley against the backdrop of a slowly setting sun.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Olympic Shooting Center / BCMF Arquitetos" 13 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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bones · October 22, 2013

so... is it 92900 or 30000 m2 constructed/built area?

Lisa · October 11, 2010

Love it!

up_today_arch · October 09, 2010

I like this pergola anyway... It has fantastic scale...

Jen · September 25, 2010


alex · May 17, 2010

lovely shadow projection on the last section 'perspective02'

Ulises · May 16, 2009

the shoot area is really beautiful, is there a reason for wood constructed? The columns seem to be solid wood. Well congratulations for the building.

Claudio P. Reis · April 25, 2009

About the hand drawings, thank you very much!
I really draw it and its not a render from archicad or something...

sullka · April 20, 2009

There's something I don't understand, maybe it's becasue I know nothing about shooting.

- WHy the huge pergolas?, is it need it to help measure distance for the shooter or something?

- WIll it have big screens fo rthe spectators?, looking at the section and pictures, there's no way the specators will be able to see the target (in the pergola's range) The open field ones are different, anyone with binocs can see the targets, but the closed one is impossible, all the pergolas are in the way.

Gramsci · July 01, 2010 03:36 PM

The pergolas are to stop stray bullets flying off into the surrounding neighbourhood... they get enough of that already.

Etty · April 15, 2009

I hate guns.(period)

JP · April 14, 2009

How leaflet of medicine, you can not read everything in this project.
The distribution and location of the Pan American Games sports facilities are highly questionable.
Events like this must mean tangible improvements for the city, an opportunity for renewal of historical and degraded areas, a system of efficient and integrated transport, cleaning and, recovery of significant aspects of the landscape Rio, as the Bay of Guanabara.
It was so with Sydney and Barcelona.
Who decides the location of the various equipment that make up a Pan or a Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are the real estate agents, not planners.

Dan Rubinstein · April 14, 2009

This Brazilian "Shooting Center" (it's a sports thing) would make a great shoot location:

roadkill · April 14, 2009

Could well be a render from archicad or something... there's too many programs capable of rendering 'hand like sketch' style.
The project itself looks a bit unresolved and maybe because of its scale it also looks a bit intimidating - should look a bit more like Miralles Archery Range project in Barcelona. I like the timber 'pergola'

Lucas Gray · April 14, 2009

The hand drawings are fantastic. Keep it up!

EventRio · April 14, 2009

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