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London 2012 Aquatics Centre

The Aquatics Centre is a centrepiece of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and undoubtedly will be one of the greatest legacies left to London as a lasting symbol of this event, which will transform East London. The facility has been designed primarily as an iconic legacy building with all Olympic Mode add-ons as temporary elements designed to be simple, functional and as economic as possible whilst maintaining the operational requirements of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Author(s): G. Mungall and M. King (Arup)

Keywords: olympic games, london, aquatics centre, stratford, london, swimming pools, constraints, tunnels, roofs, steel, trusses, erecting, foundations, piles, transfer structures, tanks, reinforced concrete, diving boards, demountable structures