OLYMPIC HARBOUR IN RIO DE JANEIRO

2016 OLYMPIC HARBOUR. RIO DO JANEIRO MUNICIPALITY

 

Question. The best proposal with the scale and density that we, the winner of the competition, have, should have few errors?

Answer. Yes

Question. The decisions should be taken by the own project, by the city, by its programs, by the sun and the winds?
Answer. Yes

Question. Does the architect must keep his protagonism, his subjectivism, in these projects?
Answer. Yes

Question. Is it the most important aspect in housing to configure a nice neighborhood, safe, green, where people want to live?
Answer. Yes

Question. Is it very, very important, that the distance between facades is maximum and also (making town) with streets, activity in ground floor, life?
Answer. Yes

Question. Should these ground floors have a "hybrid" use with commerce, offices, cinemas use?
Answer. Yes

Question. Would you like to achieve in that neighborhood 'clear' zones, public boulevards with large trees and private courtyards, "safe", also wooded, to leave your kids to play or sports, who look at the streets?
Answer. Yes

Pregunta. The best garage is beneath your house, mostly above ground to be cheaper, and it does not show that "car store" to the city?
Answer. Yes

Question. Would you chose the north-south orientation for housing blocks, so there are no better houses than other ones, that if one looks sideways can see the sea and enjoy its breezes?
Answer. Yes

Question. Does the 5 * hotel, the exhibition center, fair, convention should form a whole piece and some situations to remember that visit in Rio?
Answer. Yes

Question. ¿To the office building for different companies would not want to be located as close as possible to the street Vicalho General and the canal, be the most visible from the street?
Answer. Yes

Question. ¿At 5 * hotel would like to have all the rooms orientated to the north and all looking at the sea and having their common areas inserted in a forest?
Answer. Yes

Question. ¿The center of exhibitions and fair, wouldn't it prefer to be clear, versatile, with the least possible pillars, with a hidden vehicles, with an area of woodland meeting, controlled, with restaurants and activity ?
Answer. Yes

Question. Rio de Janeiro, this piece of city, would like to be the avant-garde in the use of resources, be the world No. 1 in the zero energy balance approach, in a green neighborhood, full of trees?
Answer. Yes

Question. Do you think that using the roofs of the exhibitions center and fairs for installing solar thermal and photovoltaic panels  the demands of domestic hot water in the hotel and office can sustain and send energy to the public grid that could be returned?
Answer. Yes

Question. Do you think that the management plan Puerto Maravilla is sensible and should be respected as far as possible?
Answer. Yes

 

DATA:

Architects: José María de Lapuerta, Paloma Campo

Brazil co-author Mauro Neves Nogueira

Team: Jorge Herrero Romera, Architect. / Moranta Luis Sastre, Architect. / Elena Medina Tejeiro Architect. / Sergio del Castillo, Architect. / Marta Renom, Architect. / Alberto Garcia, Interior Architect

Other Contributors: Marta Well, sustainability Architect / Jeremy King, Architect. / Marcelina Kitlas, Architect. / Li Dong, Architect. / Alexandros Fotakis, Architect.

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