For the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Swiss studio RAFAA propose the competition entry ‘Solar City Tower’ that—packed with solar panels and sustainable features—wants to help make Rio’s Olympic Games the first ever zero-carbon games.
This project represents a message of a society facing the future; thus, it is the representation of an inner attitude. Our project, standing in the tradition of “a building/city as a machine”, shall provide energy both to the city of Rio de Janeiro and its citizens while using natural resources. We hope to attain an international Olympic message with a political appeal. After hosting the United Nation’s Earth Summit in 1992, Rio de Janeiro will once again be the starting point for a global green movement and for a sustainable development of urban structures.