Rio 2016: What Will The Olympic Architecture Look Like?

Like all the host cities that have come before it, Rio De Janeiro's plans for the 2016 Olympics are grand and ambitious.

The Brazilian city is building 14 new venues, new roads and transport links as part of the Greatest Show On Earth.

The proposed works are estimated to be worth over $13.2 billion.

Currently only 10 per cent of buildings have been completed, with approximately one year left to go until Opening Ceremony.

Today we take a look at some of the architecture we can expect at next year's Games:

Olympic Park

Located on a lagoon-side peninsula, Olympic Park will be host to 15 different Olympic sports and will include a spectator lawn for 12,000 people with big screens and a broadcast centre for 20,000 journalists. Three existing stadiums from the 2007 Pan American Games will be re-used. The main stadium, the famous Maracana football stadium, is located outside of Olympic Park and will be used for the opening and closing ceremonies. The park has been designed by AECOM which is part of a team including Wilkinson Eyre Architects and DG Architecture.

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Tennis Centre

The Centre, located in Olympic Park, will feature 16 courts across a site area of nine hectares.

X Park

The Athlete's Village

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