Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Pedro Evora wins Rio design bid
RIO DE JANEIRO -- An architect who is the grandson of a Brazilian Olympic medalist has been selected to design the clubhouse of the golf course for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Pedro Evora is the 34-year-old grandson of Affonso Evora, a point guard on the Brazilian men's basketball team that won the bronze medal in 1948.
Pedro Evora's design beat more than 50 projects that entered the bidding process, which was open to young architects who graduated in the last 15 years.
He said the clubhouse will be an "open space, with full contact with nature, integrated with the landscape," and that players will have a "unique experience."
Fellow Brazilian Pedro Rivera is a co-author of the project.
American Gil Hanse will design the course, which will mark golf's return to the Olympics after more than 100 years.