Rio 2016; Video Olympic Shooting Centre

Video and description by BCMF Architects. (website)


The Deodoro Sports Complex was designed by BCMF Architects (Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes and Silvio Todeschi) for the Rio 2007 Pan-American Games, including in the same cluster the Shooting, Equestrian, Archery, Hockey and Modern Pentathlon facilities. All venues already meet international standards, and will need just minor adjustments and complements for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The cluster is already a world-class legacy, which has successfully triggered the renewal and further development of important suburban region.

The SHOOTING CENTER has approximately 50.000m2 of built area, landscaped on a 150.000m2 site along one of the most important access vectors of the city (a hybrid of avenue and motorway). The project deals with the complex issues of a unique suburban context comprising of a military neighborhood, a densely populated favela, a rough industrial area and a vast wild landscape all mixed together. Few materials, strong horizontal lines and an enigmatic grid of wooden baffles predominate in this stark venue located on a trapezoidal plot in a breathtaking valley surrounded by mountain peaks.

AWARDS: Golden Medal at the 1st IAKS LAC Award (International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities / Section Latin America and Caribbean) in 2010; “Special Prize” in the IOC / IAKS 2011 Award in Cologne, Germany.