AndArchitects is confident its Rio 2016 Olympics Handball Arena will complete on time despite widespread concerns the Games’ construction is seriously behind schedule.
The Rio 2016 Handball Arena is designed to be disassembled after the games and reconstructed into four schools. AndArchitects has thought carefully about what materials and systems of construction will allow this transition with minimal wasted material.
It is important that the schools are expressed in the architecture of the arena so that its eventual use is clear even during the games. AndArchitects secured the Rio Handball Arena after their experience with the temporary sponsorship pavilions at London 2012.
Working in a design consortium led by Lopes Santos & Ferreira Gomes, AndArchitects’ knowledge of temporary structures has allowed them to creatively approach the Rio 2016 brief and design an arena which also contributes to the city of Rio as it grows and develops.