The main goal designing the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic podiums was to combine the Rio 2016 brand identity with sustainable materials and innovation.
The Olympic podium, made of Pinus wood, was designed to become urban seating after the games, as a legacy for the city. The internal structure can be replaced by a concrete one, and the wood requires an extra weatherproof coating to make it last longer. There’s also room for mini-gardens, enriching the module’s decoration.
Olympic and Paralympic podiums' assembly manual
Project developed at the Organising Committee for the Rio 2016™ Olympic and Paralympic Games with Dalcacio Reis, Claudia Gamboa, Ricardo Bacellar, Julia Haiad and Heloísa Queruz 2014-2016
Images: ® Rio 2016 | Gabriel Nascimento, Alexandre Vidal