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Plans for an ecological ‘community hub’ the north corner of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have been approved, bdonline.co.uk reports. Due to open in 2013, the hub comprises ‘wild’ parkland in which a playground, café and community centre will sit. Designed by Erect Architecture, the application was submitted by the new London Legacy Development Corporation […]
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The Fuelling the Future pavilion has been designed by AND Architects, which uses a mirrored facade to ‘create a sense of low impact on the environment and invisibility by reflecting the surroundings’. It also allows visitors to engage with the building, the Design Council said. Image source ‘Temporary showcase’ pavilion The building has been constructed […]
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Outline planning permission has been granted to the redevelopment of the Olympic Park in London, reports constructionenquirer.com. The approved scheme, which will see Olympic Park renamed to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, sees five neighbourhoods, new schools, nurseries and other builds earmarked for construction in the area. Image source Good news for the UK construction industry […]
London 2012’s Olympic handball venue has been rebranded “The Copper Box” in a nod reflective of its inspired exterior cladding. The 7,000 seater arena features some 3,000 square metres of copper cladding and boasts a multi-coloured interior, according to Reuters. It is set to host the handball competition right up until the semi-final stages of […]
Construction work on the nine main Olympic competition venues has been completed, Construction Enquirer reports. The Olympic Park has been officially declared complete, 200 days ahead of the Games’ opening ceremony in July. Venues and main infrastructure on time and within budget Now, the venues will be handed over to organisers, LOCOG, for the fitting […]
The Olympic Delivery Authority has announced the completion of the London 2012 Handball arena, World Interior Design Network reports. The completion of the Handball Arena marks the third venue to be structurally completed on the Olympic Park. Officials have praised the workforce behind its construction for its speedy delivery and sustainability qualities. Image source The […]
The Olympic Games stand as a symbol for fair competition and they represent a commemoration of life. On such a great occasion, the city and the nation that hosts the competitions were given an immense opportunity to showcase themselves to the whole world.
While the last preparations for the big event are on their way, new and impressive buildings can be spotted on London’s brand new Olympic Park.
In the following, we will explore London’s newest and grandest sport venues.