While the world has been transfixed and astonished by the failures of the maintenance staff at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, the technical achievement embodied by the stadium itself has gone relatively unnoticed. It is a truly innovative venue.
The building itself was constructed using "nomadic" architecture, meaning after the games are over it will be taken down and rebuilt as two smaller venues. The stadium also makes use of a highly innovative ventilation system that features 15,000 strategically placed small holes that allow for evenly distributed airflow. Without the ventilation system, the Brazilian government says the stadium would have required the equivalent of air conditioning for 10,000 homes.
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