The 2016 Olympic Games are well underway, with teams from across the globe competing for the world's most coveted sports trophies and awards. To celebrate, Danish designers Henning Larsen Architects created a translucent pavilion inspired by Denmark's sailing culture. The pavilion acts as a beautiful space to celebrate Danish culture, where visitors can socialize, relax, and shop.
Located on the famous Ipanema Beach, the 3229-square-foot pavilion hosts a bar, press room, and an exhibition area where 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.
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.
Photos by Pedro Kok