#EngineeringTheOlympics:  International Broadcast Centre by AECOM

#EngineeringTheOlympics: International Broadcast Centre by AECOM

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The International Broadcast Centre is the largest building in the Olympic Park, and while visually it might not have the impact of The Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Handball Arena or the Arenas Cariocas its technical stats are staggering. Rio's Mayor Eduardo Paes described the project was one of the...

#EngineeringTheOlympics: The Olympic Velodrome

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Unlike custom built venues, the Olympic Velodrome was originally intended as a re-use of the legacy velodrome from the Pan American Games. When refurbishment proved too costly and a new velodrome was built. Located in Barra Olympic Park, the Velodrome was one of the last of the...

#EngineeringTheOlympics: Handball arena by AND Architects

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UK based Architects AndArchitects, who created six temporary buildings for the last games in London, are behind the 25,000m² Handball arena used during this years Games. The stadiums box-shaped marks it out as one of the most unusual buildings built for the games. It is enveloped by rains...

#EngineeringTheOlympics: Tennis Centre by GMP

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Based in Hamburg, GMP Architekten is the architecture firm behind the Tennis Centre. The Tennis Centre can accommodate up to 18,000 spectators during the Games and 10,000 seats after the Games. Purpose-built for the Games, the Olympic Tennis Centre features 16 courts. Unlike other 'nomadic' building which will...

#EngineeringTheOlympics: Tolerance in Olympic Swimming results in more ties

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When Michael Phelps, Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh tied for silver it was the first ever three-way tie in Olympic history. The previous evening saw Simone Manuel tied for gold with Canadian Penny Oleksiak in the 100m freestyle. Timothy Burke posted on Deadspin why he believes that Engineering can...

#EngineeringTheOlympics: Arenas Cariocas by Wilkinson Eyre

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WilkinsonEyre’s cascading three-in-one Arenas Cariocas is the largest venue within Rio's Olympic Park. It will host various Olympic and Paralympic sports before being transformed into an Elite Athlete Training Centre after the Games. Its three arenas sit under one long roof which runs parallel to the main walkway...