In the last World Cup held in Brazil, some countries did Theme Houses in Rio de Janeiro and was a success. I remember visiting the Houses of Switzerland, Russia and France. Now, in the the Olympic Games 2016, more than 30 Thematic houses are preparing a big party during the Olympic Games.
What are the Thematic houses?
Thematic houses are true every country Embassies idealized to receive the fans, journalists, partners and athletes and offer the best of its cuisine in an environment of great celebration and relaxation. In addition to gastronomy, you can also dip a bit in art, culture and attractions of each nation. Some will be closed to sponsors but most will be open to the public.
The House of Switzerland, for example, will mount a huge ice rink in Lagoa Rodrigues de Freitas.
Check the list:
Austrália – Olympic Games
House Name: Casa Austrália
Address: Centro de Convenções Bolsa do Rio, Praça XV de Novembro, 20, Térreo – Downtown
Dates and hours: 6 to 12 August, from 11h to 19h
The site will have photo exhibition on Australian innovation, tourism experience in virtual reality 360 ° and education seminars for people interested in studying in the country.
Brazil – Olympic Games
House Name: Casa Brasil
Address: Avenida Rodrigues Alves, 10, Armazém 2, Gamboa
Dates and hours: From 4 August to 18 de september, From 10h to 20h
The promotion of space Brazil will aim to strengthen the country’s image highlighting the tourism potential, cultural, sports and business.
Colômbia – Olympic Games
House Name: Casa Colômbia Rio 2016
Address: Praça Marechal Âncora 95 – Praça XV– Centro
Dates and hours: From 4 to 21 de August and From 5 to 18 de september, from 10h to 20h –
South Korea – Olympic Games
House Name: Korean Expo 2016
Address: Centro de Convenções Sulamerica – Rua Paulo de Frontin, 01, Cidade Nova
Dates and Hours: From 11 to 13 de August, from 9 to 18h
The Korean Expo will promote Korean products in the fashion industry, beauty and hospital. The site will also have K-pop shows (Korean pop music) and typical foods.
House Rio de Janeiro – Olympic Games
Address: Av. Rodrigues Alves, 303 – Zona Portuária (Fábrica de Espetáculos do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro)
Finland – Olympic Games
House Name: Casa da Finlândia
Address: R. Visconde de Itaboraí, 78 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro
Dates and hours: 13, 14 e 20 August, from 10h to 18h, and 21 August, from 10h to 16h
Japan – Olympic Games
Address: Praça XV de Novembro, 48 – Centro
México – Olympic Games
House Name: Casa México –
Address: Museu Histórico Nacional – Praça Marechal Âncora, Centro, Rio de Janeiro
Dates and times: from 3 August to 15 September, from 10h to 17h30
Casa Mexico will have three exhibitions: archaeological shows, interactive exhibition for children about Frida Kahlo and tribute to the history of the Latin American graphic design of the Olympic Games. There will also be a space for tourism promotion.
NBA – Olympic Games
House Name: NBA House
Address: Armazém da Utopia (Boulevard Olímpico – Avenida Rodrigues Alves, Cais do Porto)
Dates and times: from 12 to 21 August, from 10 to 20h
The NBA House is a thematic space of the American basketball league. more than 50,000 people are expected during the ten days of operation, visitors will find mascots, athletes and NBA legends, and near to see the Larry O’Brien Trophy (given to the champions cup)
Portugal – Olympic Games
House Name: Navio Escola de Sagres / Casa de Portugal Rio 2016
Address: Ilha das Cobras
Dates and times: 3-22 August from 10h to 23h
The house of Portugal will be on a ship will be docked at the pier of the Navy of Brazil, close Praca Maua.
OliAle – Alemanha na Praia (Germany in the Beach)
Address : Praia do Leblon, posto 11 (Close Jardim de Alah)
From August 4 to September 18
From Thursday to Sunday from 14h30 to 21h30
(During the interval between the Olympics and Paralympics the house will open on 26, 27 and 28 August)
The entire program will be disclosed in https://fb.me/ConsuladoGeralAlemaoNoRio
Germany exposes the modern side, festive and multicultural country in OliAle pavilion. The site will provide information about art, culture, technology, music, local cuisine, exhibitions, as well as sports and recreational activities and live broadcasting of sports competitions.
Áustria – Olympic Games
House Name: Casa da Áustria Rio 2016
Address: Av. Venceslau Brás, 72 – Botafogo
Dates and times: 5 to August 21, from 10h to 23h (opening on August 4)
Qatar – Olympic Games
Address: Rua General Severiano, 159 – Botafogo (antiga casa Daros Rio)
The host country of the World Cup 2022 wants to show visitors its history, music and gastronomy, in a space that simulates a “souq”, typical of the domestic market with henna painting, Arabic calligraphy and sandwiches.
Denmark – Olympic Games
House Name: Pavilhão Dinamarquês em Ipanema
Address: Praia de Ipanema, Posto 10 (close Praia Ipanema Hotel)
Dates and times: 2-21 August from 11h to 22h
The Danish national home in Ipanema Beach, will have interactive exhibits and experiences coming directly from Denmark. The site will feature DJs and nightly shows, plus Danish bikes on display and a toy house for children.
Spain – Olympic Games
Address: R. Visc. de Ouro Preto, 62 – Botafogo (Instituto Cervantes)
France – Olympic Games
House Name: Club France
Address: Sociedade Hípica Brasileira – Av. Borges de Medeiros, 2448 – Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
Dates and times: from 5 to 21 August, from 12am to 2pm
It will be offered to the public a food court with food truck of French cuisine. For eight nights, the Manege Armando de Alencar will be transformed into a dance floor to get 2 000 guests and a French DJ. Admission is R $ 20.
Great Britain- Olympic Games
House Name: British House
Address: Jogos Olímpicos: Parque Lage – Rua Jardim Botânico, 414 – Jardim Botânico
Dates and times: 5-21 of August and 7-18 September from 9h to 22h
Entry restricted to guests.
The Netherlands – Olympic Games
House Name: Holland Heineken House
Address: Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 701 – Leblon (Clube Monte Líbano).Date and times: from 5 to 21 August, from 11am to 1am.
Timetables and attractions are still being confirmed, but the house will feature internationally known DJs, award ceremonies and the presence of great champions of Holland. Besides the transmission of the games, the guests can practice different types of sports in the house, including swimming, basketball, football “5 to side” and beach volleyball. The house will also offer stand-up paddle lessons and bootcamp on Ipanema Beach and groups running in the morning.
Hungary – Olympic Games
Name House: Casa da Hungria
Address: Jockey Clube Brasileiro, Tribuna C, Praça Santos Dumont, 31 – Gávea
Dates and hours of operation: 5 to 22 August, from 15h to 17h
The House of Hungary is designed to radiate a modern country in transformation and to present the vibrant city of Budapest, which focuses on the future, has abundant vitality, a new mentality, and the potential for reinvention. Visitors will feel the Hungarian culture in art, architecture, plots and popular embroidery reinterpreted in a sophisticated decor, desgustar gastronomy and discover the Hungarian inventions; as the Magic Cube (which will have a giant replica in the garden). In addition, an exhibition of 482 Hungarian Olympic medals, discover the treasures of the country, and realize the wealth that water Hungary is for the world to know the Aquabar; Key element of home design.
Jamaica – Olympic Games
Address: Praça Santos Dumont, 31 – Gávea (Restaurante Prado Grill)
State of Pernambuco – Olympic Games
Address: Praia do Leme
Dates and times: from 6 August to 18 September
The space will have two kiosks. One of them will be equipped with bar food and drinks typical from Pernambuco. The second will have a space for cultural performances, and a Service Center Tourist.
PyeongChang (Olympic Winter Games 2018)
House Name: Casa PyeongChang
Address: Quiosques QL03/ QL04 – Avenida Atlântica – Praia Leme
Dates and times: 4 to 21 August and from 7 to 18 September
Visitors will be able to experience winter sports through virtual reality, while the outdoor stage (facing the beach), there will be tasting Korean food.
Switzerland – Olympic Games
House Name: Baixo Suíça 2016
Address: Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (Baseball Field)
Dates and times: from 1 August to 18 September, from 11h to 23h
Just like in the World Cup, the space promises to be one of the most played in the Olympics. On the baseball field will be an area every theme, with dining space and living area with athletes.
Panasonic – Olympic Games
House Name: Panasonic Stadium of Wonders
Address: Anfiteatro do Morro da Urca (Pão de Açúcar)
Dates and hours of operation: 7-21 August from 10h to 20h
In the site a short film called Stadium of Wonders will be displayed. Visitors will meet a number of advanced technologies and also enjoy content about the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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África – Olympic Games
House Name: Casa da África nas Olimpiadas
Address: Casa Shopping – Av. Ayrton Senna, 2150 – Barra da Tijuca
Dates and hours of operation: 1 to 21 August, from 12h to 22h
The House of Africa will be the house of hospitality that represent the largest number of countries. Dozens of African countries present culture and cuisine during the game Rio 2016. Upon arriving, the visitor passes through an airplane simulator with about 60 seats to watch a three-minute video on the continent.
Slovakia – Olympic Games
Address: Av. das Americas, 3.500, Barra da Tijuca (Le Monde)
Japan – Tokyo 2020 – Olympic Games
House NAme: Casa Japão – Tóquio 2020
Address: Cidade das Artes Av. das Américas, 5300 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Dates and times: 5-21 of August and 7-18 September from 12am to 20pm.
Czech Republic – Olympic Games
House Name: Casa Tcheca
Address: Av. das Américas 3434, Barra de Tijuca (Centro Empresarial Mario Henrique Simonsen)
Dates and times: 5-21 August from 11h to 24h
The Czech House will bring the country’s history, as well as information on education, science, culture. In addition there will be tastings of local food and tasting Czech beer.