The biggest sporting showdown of the world, Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016, will commence in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from August 5. Around 10,000 participants from 204 nations are expected to descend in Brazil, unleashing fierce competition and rivalries.
It is going to be a make or break event for the city of Rio de Janeiro, which has got the privilege of being the first South American city ever to host the Olympics games. It is estimated that around half a million fans and supporters are expected to grace the event in Rio, making it hard for the city officials to control the proceedings.
Olympics have always been a backdrop of raw emotions, intense rivalries, passion and sportsmanship between individuals. The games are a total fan fiesta, where supporters from all over the world converge together and celebrate the spirit and motto of the games. A number of supporters miss out on some of the marquee events due to multiple games at a time, limited tickets, sell outs or other reasons that tend to hamper their experience of the games.
The aim of this competition is to design a 'SUSTAINABLE FANBOX', a new typological structure and mascot for the games that would be the prime interaction and gathering zone for the spectators during the Rio Olympics 2016. The competition seeks to recreate the atmosphere of a stadium in a temporary structure where fans who miss out on the live experience could connect with the Olympic games virtually. The FANBOX should communicate a sustainable and profound architectural statement being able to attract and converge visitors around it for intense 24X7 experience of the Rio games.
•Propose a holistic and innovative FANBOX structure by appropriation of different interactive functions into a unique facility.
•Initiation and adaptation of a responsible and sustainable architecture discourse as an approach to design.
•Create a mascot and symbol for the Olympic games, translating its spirit and essence into built form.
Download the information related to this competition here.
TitleOpen Call: Rio Olympics SUSTAINABLE FANBOX
TypeCompetition Announcement (Ideas)
Registration DeadlineAugust 30, 2016 11:30 PM
Submission DeadlineAugust 31, 2016 11:30 PM
VenueCopacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro
PriceEarly Registration: From 1st June to 31st July 2016 • For Indian nationals- INR 1500 (per team) • For Foreign nationals- EUR 60 (per team) Standard Registration: From 1st August to 30th August 2016 • For Indian nationals- INR 1800 (per team) • For Foreign nationals- EUR 80 (per team)