The beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro will set the stage for the world’s foremost sports competition. A city of contradictions, Rio is at once a celebration of the past and the future. It is an urban setting within a beautiful natural environment. Holabird &
Root’s master plan is true to the spirit of Rio and the concept blurs the boundaries between urban infrastructure and natural landscape.
Rio’s future, literally and figuratively, rises from the ground up, layering the landscape toward a sustainable system. The layers form and contain infrastructure while resurrecting aspects of the site’s natural landscape.