Youth Arena

Youth Arena (Portuguese: Arena da Juventude) is an indoor arena in Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The venue hosted the Basketball and Fencing events for the Modern Pentathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The arena was also to host the wheelchair fencing events for the 2016 Summer Paralympics, but they were moved to Carioca Arena 3 due to budget cuts.[2][3]

Youth Arena
Arena da Juventude
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LocationDeodoro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinates22°51′34″S 43°24′15″W / 22.8594685°S 43.4040642°W / -22.8594685; -43.4040642
Capacity5,000 (2,000 permanent seats)[1]
ArchitectVigliecca & Associados (Ronald Werner Fiedler, Héctor Vigliecca, Luciene Quel)
Basketball and Modern Pentathlon fencing events for the 2016 Summer Olympics


The building was designed by the Brazilian architecture office Vigliecca & Associados. The project uses a sports hangar as its concept, being coherently elegant with the Olympic scale and presenting a great span of 66.5 meters, able to house several sport modalities. The building was designed to operate with only natural ventilation and illumination once in legacy mode. The adjustable shading devices and screens on the facade and exhaust openings on the roof as well as large shaded areas on the facade all contribute to a lowered maintenance cost. The artificial lighting and air conditioning are demanded by the Olympic Committee but will only be used during the Olympic Games.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Two more Rio 2016 Games venues unveiled in Deodoro Olympic Park". Rio 2016. 2 March 2016. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Youth Arena". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Rio 2016: palco do basquete, Arena da Juventude começa a ganhar forma". (in Portuguese). 5 June 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2016.

External linksEdit

  • Rio de Janeiro Olympic venues map
  • [1] Architecture website Archdaily