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Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics Park Will Focus On Nature Preservation And Urban Legacy : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics Park Will Focus On Nature Preservation And Urban Legacy : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Images: Courtesy of Rio de Janeiro's mayor office. Authorities from Rio de Janeiro announced the winning project in the international contest held to design the Olympic Park to be built for the 2016 games . The winning project is focused in the preservation of nature and of the lagoon in the area, as well as in ensuring the conditions for new developments to be installed in the area after the event. Presented as a "clean, cool and biodiverse new urban quarter that mimics the local natural environment," the project defines the disposition of the permanent and temporary installations for the games (the actual buildings and stadiums will be subject to new contests). It was developed by British consultancy AECOM, also responsible for the London 2012 Olympic Park urban plan. In its presentation, the winning project states: "Five rainforest villages - Five distinct 'villages' in...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/rio-de-janeiro-s-...

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