Edited by: Eugenia Gotti
Where: Rio de Janeiro
Artworks: Competition for a World Cup Structure in Rio de Janeiro
The aim of this International Competition was to design a free standing World Cup Structure in Lapa square in the heart of Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city of Brazil, the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million people within the city proper.
Since the early 1950s, Lapa has been known for its lively cultural life with a concentration of restaurants and bars which attracted artists and intellectuals for its liberal attitude and its alternative environment.
The winner is the Franch architect Karim Hassayoune .
The jury said: “The soaring wings of the pavilion attach to and spring out of the structure of the aqueduct, while glazed modular boxes tuck under it to house the functional requirements of the project.”
The second prize goes to Antonio Ochoa,Romer Valera,Javier Caceres and Maria Antonieta Loaiza from China
The jury said: “The curve of this project forms two complementary spaces within the square, one more protected in the
shelter of the ‘sail’, and the other which expands into the larger space formed by the convex curve. The
structural strategy is carefully thought out, and is appropriate to the temporary nature of the building.”
Third prize for a Germany team composed by Lukas Specks, Gonzalo Lizama andOnur Özdemir .
The jury said: “The conceptual clarity and beautiful presentation of this project put it into the top three. The use of an abstract floating cloud, which can be raised or lowered above the space of the square, forms an adaptable and highly visible element in the city.“
Another interesting idea comes from Bernardo Grilli, Alessandro Angelelli, Manuela Iorio from Italy and Chipara Bogdan from Romania, honorable mentions.
We are waiting to find out the solutions proposed for the Container Vacation House, in Sidney, which is the next competition by AC-CA.