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The Olympic Aquatics Stadium (Portuguese: Estádio Aquático Olímpico) is a temporary aquatics center in the Barra Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro. The venue hosted the swimming events and water polo finals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the swimming events for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

Olympic Aquatics Stadium
Esportes Aquáticos Rio 2016.jpg
Exterior view of the stadium in May 2016
Location Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinates 22°58′51″S 43°23′42″W / 22.980746°S 43.394918°W / -22.980746; -43.394918Coordinates: 22°58′51″S 43°23′42″W / 22.980746°S 43.394918°W / -22.980746; -43.394918
Capacity 14,997
Broke ground Q2 2014
Opened April 8, 2016
Construction cost $38 million


The center is designed as a temporary structure, a form of nomadic architecture similar to the Future Arena, which hosts handball. After completion of the games, it will be dismantled and its parts will be used in the construction of two new, different facilities. [1]

The exterior of the building features art by Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Sustainable Olympic aquatics stadium unveiled ready for Rio 2016 Games". August 5, 2016. Archived from the original on August 20, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016. 

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