Olympic Port tender opens

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The competition for the design of a range of 2016 Olympics facilities in Rio de Janeiro's 'Porto Maravilha' redevelopment has been launched, with prizes of up to R80,000 on offer.

Called Olympic Port, the competition is being run by the Brazilian Architect's Institute, the Rio city council and the Rio 2016 Organising Committee and proposals must be submitted by 25 January 2010. The projects involved are: the media and officials accommodation villages, consisting of 10, 600 rooms; and the centres for non–accredited media, operations, technology, uniforms, distribution and accreditation. Additionally, the projects should incorporate a convention centre and a hotel, while a key aspect of the design requirements is post–2016 Olympics usage. As reported at the end of October 2010, although international groups are able to participate a Brazilian architect must lead the submission. About Simon TarmoA journalist from Sydney, Australia, and co–founder of industry journal Australian Sponsorship News, Simon Tarmo now lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Having worked on a range of writing, research and trade projects across a number of industries including sport, entertainment and wine, he is currently focusing on business opportunities involving the 2014 World Cup and Rio 2016 in Brazil. With fluent Portuguese language skills, he has an extensive network of contacts throughout Brazil and can advise and assist foreign groups doing business in the country. More details http://simontarmo. blogspot. com/ ~ Simon Tarmo+55 31 9196 0069simon@pando. com. auhttp://simontarmo. blogspot. com/

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