London-based KREOD Architecture has unveiled design images of a 1,200 sq m International Trade Pavilion proposed for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The renderings illustrate a curving white structure that connects with the ground at three points and is positioned to look like the bow of a ship when viewed head on.
The temporary pavilion will be located on a tear-shaped wooden platform floating in the Barra da Tijuca, close by to the official Olympic stadium venue.
Lights projected onto the ribbed underside of the building will be used to highlight the undulating silhouette at night.
A series of international business events will be held at the venue, providing the opportunity for entrepreneurs from around the world to showcase their products and ideas, and connect with like-minded businesspeople.
The Rio pavilion will be twenty times larger than the trade pavilion KREOD designed for the 2012 London Olympics but is expected to incorporate the same eco-friendly ‘Kebony’ wood that was used in the London pavilion’s construction.
Building of the International Trade Pavilion is set to start in January 2016 with a construction period of 6 months.
Courtesy Inhabitat and World Architecture News