In preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2014 which will take place in Brazil, the existing soccer stadium Maracaña in Rio de Janeiro will have to provide a new parking structure for at least 5000 cars. Today the surrounding public space lacks quality; it is used for informal purposes and is frequently flooded by storm water.
Furthermore, the existing railway lines divide the area between the stadium, the degraded informal settlement of Mangueira and a large adjacent public park. The convincing vision of this project consists in temporarily placing the requested 5000 parking spaces above the railway lines, creating a central multi-modal transport node linking all public transport (rail, metro and bus) while providing an attractive main station that also serves as a connection platform for pedestrians and cyclists.
The surroundings of the main station including the area in front of the stadium will be transformed into a public park linked to the existing park. The new main station itself hosts pedestrian areas, shops and generous landscaped islands which improve the indoor climate. The wide spans and elegant roof of the main station and parking station incorporate photovoltaic panels that produce energy for the public network and collect rainwater for irrigation.
Following the World Cup, part of the parking above the railway lines will not be used anymore and shall be transformed into housing, office space, and schools.See more
The winning projects of the second Holcim Awards competition for Sustainable Construction in Latin America were announced at a ceremony in Mexico City. Total prize money of USD 270,000 was presented to twelve projects from across the region that deliver innovative solutions to social housing, energy efficiency, and the revitalization of communities and water resources.Media release – Holcim Awards honor sustainable construction in Latin America » más información (Spanish) » leia mais (Portuguese) »
For the FIFA World Cup 2014, some 5000 car-parking spaces will be needed at the soccer stadium. The Multimodal transport hub upgrade, however, takes the idea for a car park above the train lines much further – a main station will link all public transport, serve as a connection platform for pedestrians and cyclists, and include a public park in its design.Download project entry poster (PDF, 2.54 MB) »
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