French artist JR, uses huge photos of the faces and eyes of local women on houses in Rio’s favelas, to promote the key role of women in society.
WATCH: In 8 seconds, 300 meters of Elevated Perimeter Highway was imploded in Rio De Janeiro. Also learn about the major transformation and integration of the Rio Port area kickstarted by the Olympic Games.
Rio de Janeiro is getting ready to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Will Rio do it right? After three failed attempts, Claudia Huerta of This Big City considers Rio de Janeiro’s successful Olympic bid and the progress of its preparations for the 2016 Games.
The benchmark station on Estrada do Magarça will be available for public viewing before it starts operating, so that the population can test and learn about the system. With 10 regular turnstiles and two adapted for wheelchair users, the station was designed to take advantage of the natural ventilation, featuring a long […]
During a press conference at COP17 this morning, Edna Molewa – Minister of Environmental Affairs in South Africa – called technological development ‘critical’ for cities to become more sustainable. In our sixth article in a series of 17 Sustainable Ideas for COP17, Alistair Mackay recalls his time in South America a few months ago. In particular the efforts being made by Brazil as a whole, in tackling climate change. He attributes the good quality of air to the use of gas by many vehicles and the development of the Rio metro system. He questions whether emerging nations are truly committed to mitigating the effects of Climate Change, which is achievable along with high economic growth.
Rio 2016 Olympic Park Competition:
1st place – Project 147
Arch. William (Bill) Hanway
AECOM do Brasil Ltda.
2nd place – Project 131
Arch. Ron Turner
Group “Aquele Abraço”
3rd place – Project 119
Arch. Tomás Almeida Fernandes Salgado
Risco, Projectistas e Consultores de Design, S.A.
1st honorable mention – Project 126
Arch. Camilo Cortesão dos Santos Pinto
2º honorable mention – Project 102
Arch. James Grose