Contest to design social area Field Olympic Golf: incentive for young architects

This year Hanse Golf Design was chosen to design the olympic golf course for the Olympics 2016. Recently, the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 ™ has opened the contest to choose architects to design the buildings of the social area of the course, which will be built in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro.

The idea of this contest is to encourage the participation of young architects. Participants need to be legally qualified to prosecute and have a maximum of 15 years in the profession, or have graduate after June 1997.

According to Gustavo Nascimento, Director of Sports Facilities Architecture of the Rio 2016 ™, young architects, with less time in the profession, have little chance of partcipating in big contests, because of the scale and volume sphere of investment needed for them. Thus, this new contest gives smaller companies the opportunity to participate in the process.

Proposals for the social area of the Olympic Golf Course should include: restaurant, bar, locker rooms, pro shop, space for events and a unit service dedicated to the conservation of vegetation in the complex. The project will represent an important space to ensure the golf course meets international standards.

"This space is a requirement of legacy. The golf course is one of the biggest sporting legacy of the Games Rio 2016 ™ and will be the first full public field (18 holes) of Rio de Janeiro. The buildings that will be built through this contest will be used by athletes during the Games and will be fundamental to the operation, "said Gustavo Nascimento.

The deadline for submission of projects is September 21st, the result will be released on the 28th and the awards will be made in October. The estimated time for contracting is November of this year.

Cash prizes are $ 25 thousand for first place, $ 15 thousand for the second and $ 10,000 for third. The organization responsible for the competition is the Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB-RJ). For more information visit:




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