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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.
    Photo: Anthony Charlton/ Courtesy London 2012 Extra Large Image

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    The multibuilding Olympic Village complex, with individual structures designed by 16 different U.K. architects.
    Photo: Justin Setterfield/ Courtesy London 2012 Extra Large Image

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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.
    Photo: David Poultney/ Courtesy London 2012 Extra Large Image

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    A building at the Eaton Manor complex, located north of the Olympics Park.
    Photo: Steve Bates/ Courtesy London 2012 Extra Large Image

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    The main stadium at Eton Manor, a practice facility for athletes prior to the games.
    Photo: Steve Bates/ Courtesy London 2012 Extra Large Image


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