Interesting article about the Olympic Art Competitions

Olympic Architects: Forgotten Gold Medals Awarded for the Arts – 99% Invisible

The Dutch architect who designed a brick-clad Olympic stadium for the 1928 Games in Amsterdam won an unlikely award: an Olympic gold medal. Alongside athletes competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in gymnastics, diving, and wrestling, Di Stijl designer Jan Wils was awarded first place in the category of architecture.

Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #28/2016

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Photo of the week

Photo courtesy of LA24
Los Angeles updates bid plan – Photo courtesy of LA24

Coming up

Events from October 9 to October 18; (see full event calender)

  • October 10 to October 12; Coordination Commission visit Beijing 2022

Elsewhere on the internet

The latest news, videos, and discussion topics in our weekly news roundup;


Historic venue

Palazzetto dello Sport – Rome 1960 – Annibale Vitellozzi & Pier Luigi Nervi


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Poll of the month

2024 Bid; 7 October is the deadline for the submission of Candidature File Part 2. With less then one year to Lima, and the expected withdrawal of Rome, which host city do you expect to be chosen? Let us know what you think!


Next Olympic Games

Winter Olympics: PyeongChang 2018, 488 days to go
Summer Olympics: Tokyo 2020, 1384 days to go


Rio 2016; Focus on Brazilian Architecture

A selection of documentaries and lectures about Brazilian architectects en architecture in general.

 

Building the century: Oscar Niemeyer

RIBA Architecture

 

Renato Anelli presents “Lina Bo Bardi in the Frame of Brazilian Architecture”

TAMUarchitecture. Renato Anelli presents “Lina Bo Bardi in the Frame of Brazilian Architecture” Jan. 18, 2013 at Texas A&M’s spring 2013 Architecture Lecture Series.

 

Young Practices in Brazil

Columbia. 04.21.2009 – Angelo Bucci, Bruno Campos, Celio Diniz Presentations and discussion with young Brazilian architects.

 

Yale School of Architecture: “Walking from Site to City”

Yale University. Yale School of Architecture Public Lecture Series Brazilian developer Rafael Birmann discusses his experiences and future plans in real estate development in the country of Brazil with emphasis on its capital city, Brasilia.

Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #27/2016

This is the last weekly news listing for now. In the comming months we are going to focus entirely on Rio 2016. Architecture of the Games Weekly is back from October 7th.


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Photo of the week

photo expo munich 1972
“Munich1972; The Design of a Democratic Body. The 1972 Olympic Games offered the host country, West Germany, an unrivalled opportunity to portray itself to the world as a modern, democratic and culturally aware nation. Various design disciplines played a central role in the preparations for the games. Architecture, design and landscape architecture were integrated in a total design intended to exude openness and inclusivity. This carefully constructed image was marred two weeks into the games when eight members of the Black September Organisation infiltrated the Olympic Village and took the Israeli team hostage. The exhibition Munich 1972. The Design of a Democratic Body tells this controversial story through the lens of design, by contrasting the narratives and aesthetic strategies of the organisers with the tactics deployed for their disruption. The exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut also examines the role of the media in spreading these stories.” | Photo: Martijn Giebels

 


Coming up

Events from July 1 to July 10; (see full event calender)

  • June 27 to July 1; 1st Coordination Commission Beijing 2022

Poll of the Month

The Rio 2016 Olympics will be a success?

  • Agree 45%
  • Strongly Agree 20%
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree 20%
  • Disagree 10%
  • Strongly Disagree 5%

New poll July 2016; Four years on: London 2012 delivered the legacy that was promised.

  • Let us know what you think! You can find the poll in the sidebar of almost all posts and pages on AotG.

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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Olympic Games: 35 days to go!
Paralympic Games: 68 days to go!

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