International architecture and engineering firm AECOM has been provided with additional contracts for the design of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park. AECOM won a design competition for the masterplanning of the park with Wilkinson Eyre and DG Architecture in 2011 and has now been selected for the design development of 7 venues as well as infrastructure and landscaping design. Covering 300 acres of land in Barra de Tijuca, the project will extend through three phases: 2016 Games mode, the transition plan and the legacy design.
Jason Prior, head of Buildings + Places at AECOM, said: “This is such a high profile and complex project for AECOM, which brings many exciting opportunities and challenges. We are drawing on our experience from being masterplanners of the London Olympics to take the design of the Rio venues and park even further, which will hopefully be reflected in the end result in 2016.”