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Young architect wins competition to design Rio 2016 golf course club house

Young architect wins competition to design Rio 2016 golf course club house
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Brazilian architect Pedro Évora was named as the winner of a competition for the design of the 2016 Olympic golf course club house, earlier this week.

The winning project, which was revealed at the Brazilian Institute of Architects, Rio de Janeiro department (IAB-RJ), features a large veranda showcasing the lush tropical landscape of Barra da Tijuca. The design aims to capture the spirit of Rio de Janeiro by combining an atmosphere of conviviality with nature. 

The competition was open to professionals who graduated within the last 15 years and attracted entries from 82 teams of architects and landscape architects from across Brazil

Pedro Évora and Pedro Rivera, the author and co-author respectively of the winning project, received a prize of about US$12,000. Explaining the concept behind his design, Évora said: “It’s an open space, with full contact with nature, integrated with the landscape of Barra. Those who play and who attend will have a unique experience, one that could only be experienced here.” 

President of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Carlos Arthur Nuzman said at the event: “We wished to showcase Brazilian culture and to give this opportunity to our country’s young architects. They’ve come up with projects that honour and make Brazilian architecture proud. I’m delighted with the result.”

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