London-based KREOD Architecture recently unveiled plans for a 13,000 square foot International Trade Pavilion to debut at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The swooping white structure will be twenty times larger than KREOD's former trade pavilion made of interlocking wood for the 2012 London Olympics. This temporary pavilion will be docked on a floating platform in the Barra da Tijuca lagoon and will host a series of international business events.
KREOD’s sculptural pavilion conveys a sense of weightless motion with its curves and graceful undulating silhouette. Located on a teardrop-shaped wooden platform, the structure is positioned so that it looks like the massive bow of a ship when viewed head on. At night, light sources placed on the ground project light upwards onto the ribbed underside of the structure, creating a dramatic effect.
Construction is slated to start in January 2016 with an expected construction period of six months. The temporary pavilion will showcase new products and services to help bring together entrepreneurs from around the world.
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