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Rio 2016 moves to new headquarters

Rio 2016 moves to new headquarters
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The Organising Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has moved into new headquarters, located in Rio de Janeiro’s Cidade Nova neighbourhood.

The modern building, which has been designed to be as sustainable and accessible as possible, will house both the Rio 2016 Organising Committee and the Municipal Olympic Company until after the Games have been held.

“Having all teams gathered in a single building, together with the Municipal Olympic Company, makes our task easier and helps to integrate the teams,” explained Rio 2016 President Carlos Arthur Nuzman.

Modular technology was used during construction of the new headquarters, allowing faster assembly as well as the possibility of dismantling and reusing the structure after the Games.

The building also features rainwater harvesting and energy saving systems, as well as furniture made of certified wood. The air conditioning and lighting systems also help reduce energy use, while solar energy panels will help power the building.

Accessibility was also carefully considered during construction, with ramps and elevators enabling wheelchair access and Braille signposting and tactile floor coverings aiding orientation for blind visitors.

“Modernity and sustainability mark the new headquarters,” added Nuzman. “The modular construction is an innovation that better suits our project. We will use the building according to the Committee’s growth demands and, in the end, it will be possible to dismantle the structure, to reuse it elsewhere.”

Read more about the new Rio 2016 headquarters here.


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