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Winner of Design Competition for 2016 Olympic Golf Course Club House Announced2 min read


Posted on: 2nd Oct 2012

Young architect Pedro Évora created the project, to be built in Barra da Tijuca

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 1 October 2012: A large veranda showcasing the lush tropical landscape of Barra da Tijuca, combining an atmosphere of conviviality with nature — in the spirit of Rio — defines the character of the winning project in the competition to choose the design for the Rio 2016™ Olympic Games golf course’s club house, announced on Monday at the Brazilian Institute of Architects, Rio de Janeiro department (IAB-RJ).

The event was attended by the President of the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Rio 2016™), Carlos Arthur Nuzman; the committee’s chief executive, Leonardo Gryner; the President of IAB-RJ, Sergio Magalhães; the competition’s coordinator, Claudio Taulois; and the President of the jury, Fernando Alencar.

Pedro Évora and Pedro Rivera, of Rio de Janeiro, are the author and co-author respectively of the winning project. Altogether, 82 teams of architects and landscape architects from across Brazil entered the competition, with 57 projects submitted. The competition was open to professionals who graduated within the last 15 years.

“We wished to showcase Brazilian culture and to give this opportunity to our country’s young architects,” said Nuzman. “They’ve come up with projects that honour and make Brazilian architecture proud. I’m delighted with the result.”

The winners will receive a R$25,000 (Brazilian Real) prize (about $12,000 USD), the runner-up will claim 15,000 BRL (around $7,500 USD) and the third place, 10,000 BRL ($5,000 USD).

The competition was organised by IAB-RJ, which has more than 50 years’ experience in running similar contests, and was also assigned to hold the Olympic Park and Olympic Port design contests by the City of Rio de Janeiro.

The grandson of Affonso Évora, who was point guard for the Brazilian national basketball team that won the bronze medal at the London 1948 Olympic Games, architect Pedro Évora, 34, was thrilled about the selection of his project. “It’s an open space, with full contact with nature, integrated with the landscape of Barra. Those who play and who attend will have a unique experience, one that could only be experienced here,” he explained.

For Sergio Magalhães, the high standard of the competition proved that the decision to opt for young architects was right: “The terms of reference or, in other words, what the customer wanted done, were clear and high level, facilitating the development of projects. Of the 57 submitted, 40 were approved in the first round, which demonstrates the high level of the pool. To offer this opportunity to young Brazilians proved to be an excellent choice”, said the President of IAB-RJ.

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For further information on the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, visit www.rio2016.com.