Rio 2016 Olympic Park Master Plan / Una Arquitetos + LCLAOFFICE + Grupo SP + Republica Arquitetura

  • 01:00 - 31 July, 2012
Rio 2016 Olympic Park Master Plan / Una Arquitetos + LCLAOFFICE + Grupo SP + Republica Arquitetura, © Unknown photographer
© Unknown photographer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro
  • Architect

     LCLAOFFICE, Una Arquitetos, Grupo SP e Republica Arquitetura
  • Partner In Charge

    Luis Callejas (LCLA office) + Edgar Mazo, Sebastian Mejia
  • Team Members

    Luis Callejas (LCLA office) + Edgar Mazo, Sebastian Mejia
  • Partners in charge

    Grupo SP (Alvaro Puntoni, João Sodré, João Yamamoto, André Nunes) + Luciano Margotto (Republica Arquitetura) + Cristiane Muniz, Fabio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Felippe Viégas (Una Arquitetos)
  • Collaborators

    Giovanni Meirelles, Gustavo Delonero Ana Paula de Castro, Bruno Gondo, Carolina Klocker, Eduardo Martorelli, Henrique te Winkel, Igor Cortinove Mellisa Naranjo, Dasha Lebedeva, Victor Marechal, Sebastian Vela, Martin Baena, Juan Esteban Giraldo, Maria Jose Arango, Manuela Bonilla
  • Status

    Competition Entry
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Luis Callejas © Luis Callejas © Luis Callejas © Unknown photographer +23

In keeping with the Olympic spirit, today we share a competition master plan entry for Rio by Colombia-based architect Luis Callejas, Una Arquitetos, Grupo SP e República Arquitetos.  Although Callejas has been practicing professional for four short years, he has already made quite an impression on the architecture world.  In that time, Callejas has designed and realized two of the most relevant recent projects in Latin America for public sports infrastructure: The aquatic center for the South American Games of 2010, and the complete renovation of the main soccer stadium in Bogota, Colombia.  For his scheme for Rio's Olympic Park master plan,    the park functions sectionally as the sporting functions - both the main areas and the support spaces - are organized in a stacked manner rather than pulled apart in plan.  This allows for a fluid and open space for audiences, and creates "No icons but one big vital scenario halfway between a small city and a big park."

Render © Luis Callejas
Render © Luis Callejas

One component of the master plan incorporates Rio's old F1 Racing track which will be recycled to function as the main pedestrian path through the park.

Tennis Arena © Luis Callejas
Tennis Arena © Luis Callejas

The accommodations for the athletes are intended to serve as a model for future urbanization, as they utilize the privileged plots of the site with the hope of being maintained after the Games.  The other permanent facilities, such as the welcome center, medical facilities and sponsors' village, are located under the public roof.

Program diagram © Luis Callejas
Program diagram © Luis Callejas

For the temporary program, the hockey areas and the tennis court will be transformed into a Sports museum annex/medicial facilities annex, and a sports shopping center, respectively.


The proposal includes a vastly landscaped area which will serve to recolonize other parts of the lagoon with more than 10000 new native trees.  The trees in the grid will be permanent to provide constant greenery for Rio.

© Unknown photographer
© Unknown photographer
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Rio 2016 Olympic Park Master Plan / Una Arquitetos + LCLAOFFICE + Grupo SP + Republica Arquitetura" 31 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>