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London Olympics Architecture Guide


Olympic Stadium - Populous   Olympic Park - EDAW Consortium   London Aquatics Centre - Zaha Hadid Architects   Velodrome - Hopkins Architects
Copper Box - Make Architects   International Broadcast Centre - Allies and Morrison   London Shooting Venue - Magma Architecture   Basketball Arena - Wilkinson Eyre Architects   Water Polo Arena - David Morley Architects
Riverbank Arena - Populous   Olympic Village - 16 Architects and Firms   Additional Olympic Venues

Riverbank Arena

"The temporary Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park is an innovative and inspiring venue that will stage thrilling sporting action during the Games.

"The venue has two pitches, one with spectator seating and one for use as a warm-up area." — London 2012
Events: Field Hockey
Type: Temporary
Dates: 2011 to 2012

Designer: Populous
Client: Olympic Delivery Authority

Olympic Village

"The Olympic Village has residential apartments for around 17,000 athletes and officials during the Games, along with shops, restaurants, medical, media and leisure facilities, and large areas of open space.

"There are 11 residential plots, each made up of five to seven blocks built around communal squares and courtyards, with water features accentuating the closeness of the River Lea.

"Each apartment provides comfortable accommodation and state-of-the-art communications facilities, including internet access and wireless networking." — London 2012

Location: Olympic Park, London, England
Events: Non-competition venue
Type: Permanent
Capacity: Temporary housing for 17,000 athletes and officials
Post-Olympics Use: 2,818 new homes, including 1,379 affordable homes.
Dates: 2008 to 2012

Designer: Various, 16 architects and firms.
Client: Olympic Delivery Authority
Post-Olympics Owner: Joint Venture of Delancey and Qatari Diar

Additional London Sports Venues

London Shooting Venue — Shooting
Earls Court — Volleyball
ExCeL — Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling
Greenwich Park — Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon
Hampton Court Palace — Cycling Road
Horse Guards Parade — Beach Volleyball
Hyde Park — Swimming, Triathlon
Lord's Cricket Ground, including the Lord's Media Centre — Archery
North Greenwich Arena (Millennium Dome) — Basketball, Gymnastics Artistic, Trampoline
The Mall — Athletics, Cycling Road
The Royal Artillery — Shooting
Wembley Arena — Badminton, Gymnastics Rhythmic
Wembley Stadium, Norman Foster, 1999-2007 — Football (i.e. soccer)
Wimbledon — Tennis

Out-of-London Sports Venues

Box Hill — Cycling Road
City of Coventry Stadium — Football
Eton Dorney — Canoe Sprint, Rowing
Hadleigh Farm — Cycling Mountain Bike
Hampden Park — Football
Lee Valley White Water Centre — Canoe Slalom
Millennium Stadium — Football
Old Trafford — Football
Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy — Sailing
St. James' Park — Football

Other Non-competition Venues

Energy centre
Primary Substation
Pumping Station

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Aerial view of the Riverbank Arena.
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The multibuilding Olympic Village complex, with individual structures designed by 16 different U.K. architects.
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One of many courtyards defined by the buildings of the Olympic Village.
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A bedroom inside the Olympic Village.
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A building at the Eaton Manor complex, located north of the Olympics Park.
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The main stadium at Eton Manor, a practice facility for athletes prior to the games.
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