Remember Eero Saarinen’s TWA at New York…
### Architects’ Journal 11 November, 2009
First look at Zaha’s Olympic Aquatic Centre roof
By Richard Waite
Work has completed on the installation of the wave-like roof, the crowning glory of Zaha Hadid’s London Olympics aquatics centre. The project has been described as ‘the most complicated engineering challenge’ anywhere on the London 2012 Olympic Park.
Manoeuvring the enormous 2,800 tonne signature piece into position at the venue in Stratford, East London, began in March this year.
The Aquatic Centre in Stratford, East London forms a key legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games. With a capacity of 20,000 spectators during the Games, the two 50m swimming pools and 25m diving pool will be turned into a 3,500 capacity after the Games, forming the British capital’s leading facility for aquatic sports. – darjole, 22 June 2006
• London Olympic Aquatic Centre, June 2008
View of Aquatics site, showing pool footprint.
[uncanny resemblance to Dunedin’s stadium site]
• darrenjle15’s photostream showing construction and renders.
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