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AQUATICS CENTRE


diving swimming (Olympic and Paralympic) modern pentathlon syncronised swimming


• architect: Zaha Hadid • pool consultant: S&P Architects • lead contractor: Balfour Beatty • structural engineer: Arup • project manager: CLM • roof steel: Rowecord • concrete: AJ Morrisroe • pool treatment: Europools • ceiling cladding: Finnforest • roof coverings: Lakesmere • ceramic tiling: Vetter • wet area tiling: WB Simpson


The two temporary seating wings, currently attached to the Aquatics Centre, will be removed after the Games


DESIGN AND BUILD Designed by internationally acclaimed ar- chitect Zaha Hadid, the Aquatics Centre’s wave-like, 160m x 80m roof, clad with 30,000 individual sections of red lauro hardwood, proved to be one of the most complex engineering challenges of the Olympic Park big build. Its skeletal struc- ture rests on just two concrete supports at the northern end of the building and a supporting wall at its southern end. The venue features a 50m competition


pool, a 25m competition diving pool, a 50m warm-up pool and a ‘dry’ warm-up area for divers. It has a spectator seating capacity of 17,500. Work began on the inside of the venue once the roof was in position. The three


WATER POLO ARENA water polo


This temporary venue was built in just 13 months by firms from across the UK. These include an East London con- struction company, previously based on the Olympic Park site and special- ising in building stages and support structures for major events. The arena is easily distinguishable by


its silver-coloured wrap and an inflatable roof, made from recyclable materials. Its


• architect: David Morley Architects • structural engineer: Buro Happold


• substructure works: Jackson Civil Engineering Group • environmental engineer: Max Fordham • mechanical and electrical work: Balfour Beatty • general building: Byrne Group plc • temporary pool installation: A&T/ Barr & Wray • seating: Alto Seating Systems • main structure build: ES Group


pools were dug out, lined, filled with wa- ter and tested, before they were fitted with more than 180,000 tiles.


AFTER THE GAMES The centre will be transformed into a fa- cility for the local community, clubs and schools, as well as elite swimmers – attract- ing an anticipated 800,000 visitors a year. All the pools have moveable booms


and floors to create different depths and pool sizes. The two temporary wings will be removed – reducing its seat capacity to 2,500 after the Games – although it will be possible to increase the capacity for major competitions. The venue’s operator after the Games will be GLL charitable social enterprise. .


BMX TRACK cycling - BMX


The wedged-shaped structure has a silver wrap


warm-up and competition pools hold almost three million litres of water. The wedge-shaped structure will


stage the men’s and women’s water polo competition during the Olympic Games. Afterwards, the venue will be taken down, with elements reused elsewhere. The venue is located at the main


eastern entrance to the Olympic Park next to the Aquatics Centre, in one of the most compact areas of the 500-acre site. To make the best use of available space, the two buildings share a num- ber of back of house facilities.


DESIGN AND BUILD This fast and challenging course features an 8m-high ramp followed by jumps, bumps and tightly banked corners. Around 14,000cu m of soil was used to build the track, which was excavated elsewhere on the park site, cleaned, then reused to create a series of levels on which the final track was formed.


AFTER THE GAMES The temporary seating will be removed and the track will be reconfigured so it’s suitable for riders of all abilities.


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