Located on the famous Ipanema Beach, the 3229-square-foot pavilion hosts a bar, press room, and an exhibition areawhere visitors can learn about Danish companies and products. A white sail cloth is stretch over aluminium masts that form a large interior space. The upper corners of the structure point upwards to reference Rio’s mountaintops, as well as the iconic project of Brazil’s most famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer.
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At night, the structure is lit by red-colored LEDs, which, when viewed from above, reveal the outline of the Danish flag in the cross-shaped piece of clear acrylic set into the faceted roof. Denmark is the only country to feature a dedicated pavilion space at the Games. The pavilion will stay open to the public until 21 August 2016, the final day of the Rio Olympics.
+ Henning Larsen Architects
Photos byPedro Kok