Erosion and flood is a serious side-effect of Brazils’ need for urban growth. In Rio de Janeiro, this effect caused by the vast expansion of the city has dramatic consequences on housing plots, landscape, infrastructure and the people. When Stijlgroep was asked to make this contribution for the hospitality zone for the Olympic Games, the whole goal behind the design, was to incorporate the existing landscape and leave the city with a sustainable hospitality zone during the Olympics, and a mixed-use district long after the medals were divided between the winning athletes. By creating space for both occupation and landscape, future landslides were avoided and water storage became a natural ingredient and spatial quality within the plan.

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Client: Vital Estate
Date: 2013 – 2015
Category: Strategy, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture