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SBD Global/October 10, 2012/Olympics

Évora Named As The Chosen One To Design Golf Club House For Rio 2016

Brazilian architect Pedro Évora has been named the winner of a competition to design the 2016 Olympic golf course club house. The winning project, which was revealed at the Brazilian Institute of Architects, Rio de Janeiro department, features a large veranda showcasing the lush tropical landscape of the city's Barra da Tijuca. The design aims to capture the spirit of Rio by combining an atmosphere of conviviality with nature. Évora and Pedro Rivera, author and co-author respectively of the winning project, received a prize of around $12,000. Explaining the concept behind his design, Évora said: "It's an open space, with full contact with nature, integrated with the landscape of Barra. Those who play and who attend will have a unique experience, one that could only be experienced here" (IOC).
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