Rio Olympic Golf

Competition for the Olympic Golf Headquarters

Client: Rio de Janeiro City Hall | Architect: Triptyque
City: Rio de Janeiro | Country: Brazil
Schedule: 2012

Our proposal of an Olympic golf headquarters at Barra da Tijuca answers to the triple challenge of being, simultaneously, the headquarters for the 2016 Olympic Games, the headquarters of the Brazilian Golf Confederation and become the first golf resort – field + installation + school – open to the public of the country.

This solution was made possible by the creation of a marquise hosting the three essential functions of the program – social facilities, the Confederation headquarters and the school. The image of the Marquise is rooted in the Brazilian architectural tradition. It presents the essential characteristics of this proposal. Besides unifying and protecting the place, leaving the three independent units visible, it appears as a vertical and monumental organism, with a human scale, fluid and transparent, inviting the public to practice or discover this sport. The dialogue with the landscape and the road is permanent and offers endless views and frames.

Finally, we leave accessible the roof of the marquise, under controlled conditions, so that the public may enjoy the wonderful view of the countryside during or outside competitions.

General manager: Luiz Trindade | Credits: IMAGINE