DesignApplause | London 2012 master planner lands leading role for rio 2016 olympic park.

London-based AECOM has just been announced as the winning firm for the international competition held for the master plan design of Rio 2016 Olympic Park. The English firm is quite experienced in master plan’s for the Olympics as they were responsible for London’s 2012 Olympic Park Master Plan. The first international architecture competition held in the country, the jury chose the winning project by AECOM with chief architect Bill Hanway and Brazilian project author Daniel Gusmão, because of its unique concept of operation, separate access for athletes and the audience, logistics for the transport system, the viability of implementation and access for parking. In the legacy that the project will leave to the city, the highlights were environmental preservation and the viability of maintaining and preserving the lagoon.

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