Aecom and Wilkinson Eyre have won a competition to be the masterplanners for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The team also includes DG Architecture and Spanish practice Pujol Barcelona Architects.
The design plan by Aecom’s chief architect Bill Hanway and Brazilian project author Daniel Gusmão won the competition as it offers a unique concept of operation, separate access for athletes and the audience, logistics for the transport system, viability of implementation and access for parking.
The Olympic Park will have an area of 1.18 million square metres and will host 15 Olympic and 11 Paralympics sports contests.
The project includes the construction of permanent facilities – a science and sports laboratory, an athletic track, the Olympic hall, a media centre and hotel, and residential, commercial and leisure enterprises.
Temporary facilities include a hockey centre, tennis courts and the sponsors’ villa, as well as the preservation of green areas including a lagoon on the site.