The architectural ensemble of the Brazilian Jockey Club, that includes the Hippodrome at Gavea, is a listed building, being part of a protected area known as APAC (Cultural Ambience Protection Area).
One of the key elements of the set are the four tribunes of eclectic style, originally divided according to social classes: the professionals tribune, the honor tribune, the social tribune and the popular tribune. The honor tribune is remarkable, and its cantilevered roof made of reinforced concrete was once the largest one in Latin America. Because of the strong social character of the space, the design also provided a separation by sectors.
The decoration of the buildings was inspired by the French style of Louis XIV and the Grand Trianon at Versailles, recurring features at the Brazilian eclecticism.
Archimedes Memória e Francisco Couchet
Project Birth Year/Construction Year
1922 / 1924-1926
Praça Santos Dumont nº31, Gávea
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