UK-based design studio Weston Williamson has been chosen to design the Brasilia Athletics Stadium for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a concept inspired by a bird in flight.
The exterior is made up of a series of feather-like structures which move with the breeze and appear to shift in different angles of sunlight.
The stadium will be rest on a wooden plinth situated in a cluster of water pools, the edges of which are dotted with green trees. Underneath this plinth will be shaded areas bathed in light. Renderings also show a waterside pavilion in the shape of a crescent moon.
Weston Williamson’s design statement reads: “The stadium references the iconographic plan for Brasilia that represents a bird in flight, by incorporating massive feather like structures that envelop the interior. The movable envelope also acts ceremoniously, reaching upwards to the sky when an event is about to unfold, adding another layer of visual spectacle to the games.”