40,000 m² of Event Structures for Rio 2016

22/08/16, Losberger


Losberger and the Arena Group erect 40,000 m² of event structures Rio 2016


On behalf of the Olympic Committee, the project consortium constructed one of the largest Olympic clusters in Deodoro,  one of four venue locations for the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro.


Losberger event tents are standard fixtures at leading sports events around the world. Together with the Arena Group, Losberger were commissioned to construct 40,000 m² of temporary event structures, for eleven venues at the Deodoro site. The event tents, ranging from 3m to 30m in span, are used to provide accommodation for athletes, coaches and referees, common rooms, canteens, warm-up areas, offices, physiotherapy, technology centres, horse stalls and even serve as security gates for team buses and outside broadcast vehicles, etc.


In addition to the 536 tents, the consortium supplied and installed approximately 10,000 seats for the stands in the stadiums where the whitewater, mountain bike and BMX bike events are held.

Within the consortium, Losberger was responsible for full installation, which included air conditioning, electrics, and fittings such as floor covers and doors, etc. As many as 120 technicians and assistants at one time were employed to ensure a smooth handover on schedule.


The Deodoro site, which is situated approximately 40 km north of Rio de Janeiro, has eleven venues and 536 tents. After Barra da Tijuca, this makes it the largest Olympic cluster awarded to a consortium.

In addition to the event sites, Losberger and Arena also provided temporary rooms for sponsors and the Austria House. Facilities also extended to the event units in the German pavilion, where anyone is welcome to celebrate and network. More than 1,000 people took advantage of this opportunity on each of the event days from Thursday to Sunday.

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