Rio 2016 handball arena to become four schools after Olympics

The arena which will host the handball events at the 2016 Rio Olympics will be disassembled after the games and rebuilt to create four local schools, each with a capacity for 500 pupils.

A design consortium led by Lopes Santos & Ferreira Gomes and the UK’s AndArchitects is behind the 12,000 capacity stadium.

Modular panels were used for multiple parts of the structure, which allow for easy relocation.

Carlos Nuzman, the president of the Rio Olympics, said: "The project is an excellent example of Rio’s commitment to ensuring the 2016 Games leave tangible benefits for the local community.

"The nomadic architecture concept defined by our government partners is a first for the Games and we are proud that 2,000 Brazilian schoolchildren will benefit from it for many years to come."

Images via AndArchitects

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