Olympic Aquatics Stadium

The Olympic Aquatics Stadium (Portuguese: Estádio Aquático Olímpico) was 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 para-swimming events for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

Olympic Aquatics Stadium
Esportes Aquáticos Rio 2016.jpg
Exterior view of the stadium in May 2016
LocationBarra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinates22°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
Broke groundQ2 2014
OpenedApril 8, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-04-08)
DemolishedAfter September 18, 2016
Construction cost$38 million


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

The exterior of the building featured 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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