The installation is located on a beach in Hoofddrorp, a village in the Netherlands. Rio is not only an art- work it was designed as well as a meeting place for the locals and serves as a playground for the chil- dren. Coloured UV-protected PC panels were combined together with a steel structure in this project. On sunny days the coloured panels cast shadows of different colours and at the same time protect from harmful UVs. The 14 meters long and 6 meter high construction gives as well shelter on rainy days. Rio invites people to let their imagination free and to relax.