Rio 2016 Golf Clubhouse Architect Chosen

By Community | October 3, 2012

Pedro Evora, the grandson of Affonso Evora, a Brazilian Olympic medalist has been selected as the architect to design the clubhouse of the golf course for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

Pedro Evora is the 34-year-old grandson of Affonso Evora, a point guard on the Brazilian men’s basketball team that won the bronze medal in 1948.

Pedro Evora’s design beat more than 50 projects that entered the bidding process, which was open to young architects who graduated in the last 15 years.

He said the clubhouse will be an “open space, with full contact with nature, integrated with the landscape,” and that players will have a “unique experience.”

Fellow Brazilian Pedro Rivera is a co-author of the project.

Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Rio 2016 President said: “We wished to showcase Brazilian culture and to give this opportunity to young architects of our country. They produced noble projects that are a pride for Brazilian architecture. I’m delighted with the results.”

“The terms of reference or, in other words, what the customer wanted done, were clear and very demanding, facilitating the development of projects. Of the 57 submitted, 40 were approved in the first round, which demonstrates the high level of selection. To offer this opportunity to young Brazilians proved to be an excellent choice, ” added Sergio Magalhãe, President of IAB.

American Gil Hanse will design the course, which will mark golf’s return to the Olympics after more than 100 years.