Architecture

London Aquatis Center Completed for the Olympic Games in 2012

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We were delighted to see this remarkable architecture project completed one year before the London 2012 Olympic Games. Designed by Zaha Hadid, the London Aquatis Center features a wave-like roof and no less than 17,500 seats. Here are more details from the architects: “Construction started on the Zaha Hadid-designed Aquatics Centre just over three years ago in June 2008 and has been completed on time and with an exemplary safety record. Over 3630 people have worked on the construction of the venue and over 370 UK businesses have won contracts including the steel for the roof from Wales, pool lights from Scotland, pumps from Bedfordshire, under-floor heating by a company from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and water testing done by a Flintshire-based business“.  Swimming fans out there, we invite you to have a look at the photos below and tell us what you think. While you are at it, tell us if you have any gold medal predictions. Photography by Anthony Charlton / Getty

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