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Schreder Lights the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Aug 17, 2016 11:11:43 AM

Logo-2016.pngHosting the 2016 Summer Olympics was more than an opportunity for the city of Rio de Janeiro to invest in the city’s sports infrastructure. With a goal of boosting toursim and economic development the city also revitalized the nearby Porto Maravilha port area into a cultural and business hub. Long after the games conclude, the area along with many other locations, will continue to shine bright thanks to Schreder.  
 
Porto Maravilha
 
Praca-Maua-lit-by-Yoa-Schreder-Rio-de-Janeiro-PRACA-MAUA-07.jpgThe area has been transformed with new office developments, the futuristic Museu do Amanha (Museum of Tomorrow) and plenty of open spaces for visitors and people working in the area to relax and soak up the beautiful views of the coast.

A new sustainable tramway was also built to transport people in and out of the port, strongly improving mobility within the city. Schreder was delighted to participate in this innovative project that will provide a lasting legacy for the residents of Rio de Janeiro. We provided sustainable lighting solutions that create safe and welcoming spaces for people to enjoy, bringing the areas to life at night for a long time to come.
 
Maracana Arena 
 
This iconic landmark for Brazilians regularly hosts national and international matches and events such as the FIFA 2014 World Cup and will host the opening ceremony of the Olympic games.
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As the largest stadium in South America, it can seat 78,838 spectators. Schreder supplied cost-effective LED lighting solutions to enhance the landscape around the arena and ensure the highest level of security for the many visitors entering and leaving the arena. Schréder also illuminated the façade of the arena to boost the excitement of these festive events.
 
Olympic Parks 
 

The Akila Olympic is without a doubt, the lighting star of the Olympic Parks. The designer Indio da Costa redesigned our Akila fixture to create an iconic luminaire for this prestigious event. The Akila Olympic benefits from all the photometrical flexibility of the original luminaire to light all the different landscapes in a more sleek design.  


More than 1,000 Akila Olympics are installed throughout the city, providing a bright white light that ensures a safe passage for the general public making their way to and from the numerous sporting venues in the city such as Maria Lenk Aquatic Park, Future Arena, Deodoro Stadium and the Rio Olympic Velodrome.
 
Parque Madureira
 
This urban oasis was developed in one of the most built-up areas of Rio Janeiro with the clear intention of transforming the landscape and quality of life for the residents. The 3rd largest park in the city, it offers multiple activities including football pitches, ping-pong tables, a skate park, an amphitheatre and food kiosks.
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Schreder delivered more than 600 energy saving luminaires so that the residents can benefit from the various facilities during the day and night. In addition, Schreder has also supplied sustainable LED lighting solutions for Galeao Airport and tunnels in the city including the Martim de Sa Tunnel, to ease journeys for people travelling in and out of the city.
 
By providing sustainable lighting solutions for all of these different public spaces, Schreder has contributed to helping the city of Rio de Janeiro create safe and welcoming landscapes that improve the quality of life for its residents while reducing energy costs and its environmental footprint.
 
Schreder provides lighting solutions for safe, comfortable and sustainable environments. Their smart solutions interact with individuals in environments that include: highways, tunnels, residential streets, pedestrian and public areas, sports facilities, public transportation, university campuses and more. The result - by taking human activity into account, they create light that inspires life.
 
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Topics: LED lighting, Schreder, 2016 Olympics

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