Olympic Aquatics Stadium

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This article is about the venue for swimming and water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics. For venues for aquatics in previous Olympic games, see List of Olympic venues in swimming.
Olympic Aquatics Stadium
Esportes Aquáticos Rio 2016.jpg
Exterior view of the stadium in May 2016
Location Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinates 22°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
Capacity 14,997
Construction
Broke ground Q2 2014
Opened April 8, 2016
Construction cost $38 million

The Olympic Aquatics Stadium is a temporary aquatics center in the Barra Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro. The venue will host the swimming events and water polo finals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the swimming events for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

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

The exterior of the building features art by Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão.[1]

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