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Bethany Penman _ Guanabara Cable Park And Watersports Centre

 

Situated along the coast of Rio de Janeiro in an area currently closed to the public, the project provides access to the shoreline. The intervention consists of a national competition swimming pool, kayaking training pool and a national level 600m wake boarding cable park.

The structure consists of a sweeping canopy, that aims to temper the environment for the spectators below. The canopy penetrates the lower ground floor changing rooms allowing natural light to flood these semi-basement areas. The building opens up the coast, addresses pressing environmental concerns and provides Rio with its first cable wake boarding and water-skiing facility.