Olympic Golf Course
The resumption of golf at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 suggests the development of a project that reconciles this sports practice to the landscape of the rich ecosystem of the resting, impressing a Carioca identity worldwide. In order to integrate the architecture with the local nature and the winding course of the game, we propose a topographic construction mimicked in the environment, designed with the geological, aquatic and vegetal environment, in search of an ecological compatibility.
Arched deployment refers to swing movement. The form created from this movement was timely to the architectural solution in the definition of the visuals, flows, and sectorization of the program. The same form delimits the external access and also the internal flow of people in relation to the golf course and driving range. We propose the layout of the program in this arch, leaving a generous space to develop the landscaping project while at the same time intensifying the public’s relationship with the golf course.
The requested program was organized into four blocks. To connect these volumes, we think of sheltering them under a single roof that draws a new smooth and natural topography, which allows both full accessibility to the interior of the building as well as its transposition towards the golf course. Its soft gaps create routes to the highest points of the roof where you can watch the matches and observe the landscape of Rio.
We see in this project the opportunity to put into practice an architectonic and urbanistic standard that values and respects the environment and incorporates the sustainable means available for the construction and life of the building, where architecture is an interpretation of the landscape not only in the formal aspect.