The Spectacular Rio Olympic Venues Will Live On

The Spectacular Rio Olympic Venues Will Live On

Rio de Janeiro is host to the world's greatest athletes and things seem to have gone fairly smoothly for the Olympic host city so far. It seems totally  worth the huge investment of $4.6 billion. Now that the games are drawing to a close, another bigger problem looms. Most host cities don't have a great track record of using stadiums and other infrastructure after the games end.



After August 21, the crowds will disperse and the excitement will die down. Rio’s Olympic venues, host to the finest of athletes and passionate fans, would lie dormant. But Rio has plans to transform its venues, leaving behind a successful and sustainable legacy.



The spectacular Future Arena, for example will be repurposed into four state-run schools.



The Aquatic Stadium, will be dismantled and reassembled into two community pools.



The 300-acre Olympic Park, host of nine venues, will be converted into public parks and private development.



The International Broadcast Center will get converted into a high-school dormitory.



It's all through the use of “temporary architecture,” that’s growing increasingly popular in the urban landscape. It sure matches the sustainability theme of this year’s Olympics - "Green Games for a Blue Planet.”

Hopefully, future, global mega-events will take note and do the same thing.
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