Monday, March 26, 2012

Arch-Arq: A preview of the Olympian built environment coming online in London.


The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 500 acres of former brownfield site in the depths of East London, has undergone a tremendous transformation since London won the Olympic bid in 2005 to host the Games. The impressive buildings by internationally acclaimed architects that sit at the heart of the scheme have won accolades and commendations for design and sustainability, but these are not the crowning glory. For the park organizers and the masterplanners, as well as for some of the designers of the iconic venues, it is the infrastructure and ideology around creating an on-going life for the park that has presented the greatest challenges and opportunities. 


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