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Scotland Yard donates to London’s 2012 Olympic site

### Footprint: Hattie Hartman’s sustainability blog* 7 January 2010
Guns, knives, bullets: Olympic sustainable architecture
By sustainability
Knives, bullets, body armour, guns and items of jewellery that have been recovered from London’s streets have all been melted down to aid the construction of the capital’s 2012 Olympic site in Stratford.
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-Hattie Hartmman is the Sustainability Editor of the Architects’ Journal.

*Part of the Architects’ Journal blog network.

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Zaha Hadid: ‘Gateway into the Games’ London 2012 Olympics

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.
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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 2012 Aquatic Centre designed by Zaha Hadid
London 2012 Aquatic Centre
London Olympic Aquatic Centre after 2012

London Olympic Aquatic Centre, June 2008
View of Aquatics site, showing pool footprint.
[uncanny resemblance to Dunedin’s stadium site]

Stratford Olympic Site – Aquatic Centre, London July 2009
Aquatic Centre
London Aquatic Centre getting a roof
London 2012 Aquatic Centre, June 2009

The temporary additional covered seating stands for the 2010 Olympics:
London 2012 Aquatics Centre, Games mode
London 2012 Aquatics Centre, Games mode

darrenjle15’s photostream showing construction and renders.

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