Rio de Janeiro – Olympic City 2016

 
 Construction site at Rio de Janeiro port area

Construction site at Rio de Janeiro port area

In preparation to the Olympic Games 2016 the city has launched several urban reform plans and infrastructural projects. Public transport was expanded, electric infrastructure and sewage system was improved in abandoned areas and the pacification of the favelas was only the start of a new political strategy regarding these informal settlements. Besides that new landmarks arose on strategic locations in order to attract a diverse public. Two examples are the Museum of Arts Rio de Janeiro MAR by Bernardes Architects, inaugurated 2013, and the Museum of the Future by Santiago Calatrava, which opened to the public on December 19th. 

Join us for the tour Urban Design Today and learn more about the impact of the mass sport events on the city. 

 
Barbara Iseli