Edifício multifuncional para as Olimpíadas de inverno.
A multifunctional building for the Winter Olympic Games.

Um lugar entre colinas nevadas, 2013. 


Equipe  Team

Daniel F. Flórez, Mariana  Vilela, Rolf Türme

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari used the term "rhizome" and "rhizomatic" to describe elements that allows multiple and non-hierarchical entries and exit points in their structure.


“The principal characteristics of a rhizome: unlike tress or their roots, the rhizome connects any point to any other point, and its traits are not necessarily linked to traits of the same nature; it brings into play very different regimes of signs, and even nonsign states. A rhizome has no beginning or end; it is always in the middle, between things, interbeing, intermezzo.”

A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1980)

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari


The building is located in the high snowy mountains of any auspicious place to host a Winter Olympic Games.


The project is conceived as the Deleuzian rhizomatic thinking. It emerges among snow covered pines as a winding stripe, entangling over itself along its 6km lenght, evoking the soulful sensuality of natural structures, but also the footprints left over by human displacements - randomly left in circulation spaces, as the curves skiers trace on snow.


The slenderness of the band (9m) and supports provides the necessary transparency to – as a rhizomatic structure –blur the boundaries between outside and inside.


The linear 6km of the Rizoma building grow and branch out to reach 120m high with a slope of 2%. The 54'000m2 of indoor program are inserted as a DNA band, so that the building has no beginning or end and, as Rhizome, could grow indefinitely.