Olympic Parks demand a very distinctive built environment in order to function for their primary purpose, namely to host major sporting competitions. These spaces, however, require substantial reconfiguration in the post-event mode to ensure viable, mixed use and liveable places. Without such a transformation, the legacy prospects for an Olympic Park can be to remain nothing more than a ‘ruptured space’ within the urban fabric of the host city. This research project investigated the approaches employed to secure a transition from spaces designed for a short-term mega event into successful long-term uses and represented an important contribution to the understanding of legacy design and planning. This work was undertaken with Renata Latuf de Oliveira Sanchez, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of São Paulo.