1992, the Olympic Games in Barcelona changed the city forever. A new waterfront, new streets, new spaces and increased tourism. A good example for the great legacy of the Olympic Games. Unfortunately a rare one. Unlike their promise, most Olympic Games are an economic catastrophe for the hosting city. Endless debts, unusable monstrous venues, displaced people and the tourism promise usually stays a promise.
This project investigates the legacy of three hosting cities. Barcelona 1992, Athens 2004 and Rio de Janeiro 2016. Using the visuality of a construction kit, absurd construction models were created. They allow the viewer to compare the impact of the Olympic Games on the cities. How close did the Olympic Games stay to their colorful promise? And how much is unused, overrun or has been displaced?