This summer marks the fourth anniversary of the london 2012 olympic games. Its a hell of a big building to try and leave behind with a permanent legacy story and really the business case for it didnt stack up. Part 5 of 11 in a serie blog posts about the legacy of london 2012. The basketball arena for the 2012 summer olympics and the 2012 summer paralympics was located in the olympic park in stratford, london.
Part 6 of 11 in a serie blog posts about the legacy of london 2012. The basketball arena by wilkinson eyre architects is one of the biggest temporary venues ever erected for any olympic and. Completing the legacy of the london olympics construction. London 2012 the london 2012 olympic games were widely billed as the most sustainable ever, and wilkinsoneyres design of the basketball arena was a crucial part of the architectural mix. The london 2012 summer games, 26 sports at 34 venues, showcase great britains new and modern designs alongside its historic architectural past. The london 2012 olympic games were widely billed as the most sustainable ever, and wilkinsoneyres design of the basketball arena was a crucial part of the architectural mix. The complete london 2012 opening ceremony london 2012 olympic games duration. Jun 12, 2012 budget of london 2012 summer olympics, by matter of expense sources of london 2012 summer olympic games budget funding ticket prices for london 2012 olympics opening and closing ceremony. Oct 09, 2018 in london, olympic parks legacy is sustainability. During london 2012 eton manor hosted wheelchair tennis and was used as a training facility for aquatics competitors. The basketball arena s external structure may be used at the rio games in 2016, which would make it the first venue to be recycled for another olympics. London 2012 basketball arena by sinclair knight merz dezeen. London 2012 basketball arena wilkinson eyre architects.
Five years on from the games we investigate the progress that has been made in turning the site of this oneoff sporting event into one of london s newest communities. Books boston buenos aires competition schedule construction update. This book has to be the definitive guide to sustainability at londons 2012. Aug 06, 2016 as the rio 2016 olympics are upon us, we ask the question. Lessons learned from the london 2012 games construction project, published october 2011, oda 2010374 pdf. The figures are only for events directly supported by uk sport in london and do not include the many other events held at 2012 legacy venues, or those held in other parts of the country. The challenge was to create a temporary building that would not only be simple to erect and sustainable in terms of its legacy once the games were over, but also provided. Yet rubbish features large in relation to the london olympics. London 2012 games basketball arena base structures. Two years ago we made an extensive photo report on the legacy of the olympic park see below. Jul 22, 2012 completed in 2011 in london, united kingdom. Jun 14, 2011 the latest completed venue for the london 2012 olympics is the basketball arena, a pvc tent designed by sinclair knight merz with wilkinson eyre and kss. So says david higgins, chief executive of the olympic delivery authority. Olympic basketball arena, london 2012 wilkinsoneyre.
Jul 26, 2017 although the 2012 games were undoubtedly a sporting success, this was an olympics that should be judged on its legacy. Five years on from the games we investigate the progress that has been made in turning the site of this oneoff sporting event into one of londons newest communities. Paris, which is hosting the olympics in 2024, is taking a leaf out of londons book and opting to. The main venues the olympic stadium, aquatics centre, velodrome and bmx circuit, as well as the. In 2010 we published a report examining the legacy of the olympic stadium in detail, recommending that the olympic park legacy company prioritise sporting uses for the stadium. Architecture of the games writes about urban planning, architecture, transportation, landscape design and the visual identity of the olympic games. A year later, with the olympics about to start, seems like a good time to. The olympic venues themselves also boasted impressive sustainability credentials, with the olympic stadium, for example, using surplus gas supply pipes. Five years after the olympics, the olympic stadium will welcome again the worlds top athletes for the iaaf 2017 world cup.
The stadium became the fourth venue at the olympic park to be. It is only a temporary arena and will be dismantled after the games, with the hopes of being reerected somewhere. Construction of the 12,000seat basketball arena for the 2012. In london, olympic parks legacy is sustainability the new. The velodrome is said to be the most energy efficient venue on the olympic park according to jo carris of the olympic delivery authority. Aug 04, 2016 the mayor of london has said there is a big question mark over the legacy of the london 2012 olympics because of a failure to regenerate the east of the city with homes that are affordable. The capacity will be reduced to 10,000 for the paralympic wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby events. Work completed on basketball arena for london 2012 fox sports. Britains other olympic legacy london 2012 was a shop window for the companies that staged it. The arena was designed to be fully recyclable, and was dismantled in january 20, the seating was sold to barnet f. This summer we focus on the five areas where most of the transformation has taken place in the past two years. The preliminary matches and the womens quarterfinal matches were played in the new basketball arena in olympic park, which. It has a dedicated team of sports journalists reporting on almost every major sporting event and will have journalists covering the entire london 2012 olympic and paralympic games. London 2012 olympics the legacy leave a comment east end locations by malcolm oakley 3rd march 2014 2nd march 2020 despite its strong industrial and docklands history, the east end of london became one of the poorest and most deprived areas of the capital from the 1960s onwards.
In london, olympic parks legacy is sustainability the new york. The london 2012 olympic games were widely billed as the most sustainable ever, and wilkinsoneyres design of the basketball arena was a crucial part of the. The 12,000seat basketball arena at the olympic site in east london. The challenge was to create a temporary building that would not only be simple to erect and sustainable in terms of its legacy once the games were over, but. Basketball arena london olympics 2012 3d warehouse. As the rio 2016 olympics are upon us, we want to know, what has happened to the london 2012 olympic basketball legacy. Innovative and efficient, the structure had to deliver on many levels, as it was the largest temporary structure on the olympic park. The legacy from the london 2012 olympic and paralympic games. Jun 14, 2012 residents of the carpenters estate near london s olympic park explain why they oppose the demolition of their homes as part of a regeneration scheme. Although the 2012 games were undoubtedly a sporting success, this was an olympics that should be judged on its legacy.
Londons olympic bid proposed that there would be four. Mayor of london boris johnson described how london must continue the momentum created by the games to secure a lasting legacy for the capital. Londons ability to draw businesses to queen elizabeth olympic park six. The main stadium, basketball arena, velodrome, and the media centre are all built on rubbish, or to be more exact former rubbish dumps. The preliminary matches and the womens quarterfinal matches were played in the new basketball arena in olympic park, which seated up to 12,000 spectators.
Four years down the line, national teams are performing at a lower level than prior to 2012, british basketball are on a shoestring budget that will run out in march 2017, and there remains no visible legacy from the games that has made any type of impact on basketball. London 2012s sustainability legacy lives on olympic news. Jul 06, 20 completing the legacy of the london olympics 6 july 20 as the first anniversary of the london 2012 olympics approaches, contractors are putting the finishing touches to new venues, cycle tracks, highways and landscape in preparation for a grand reopening this month. Aug, 2012 whats next for the london 2012 olympic venues. London 2012 has generated a lot of interest in sport and a number of initiatives are already in place to capitalise on the enthusiasm generated and encourage people to get involved. The mens knockout games and the womens games, from semifinals.
C owner tony kleanthous to be used in the construction of the hive stadium. Architecture of the olympic games in london aasarchitecture. East london and a 4handball court size practice arena is also being built in. Multisport arena for community use from july 20, first reopened venue in the queen elizabeth olympic park. Five years on from the london 2012 olympics, we investigate how the games are leaving a lasting legacy on the uks capital.
Olympic basketball arenas design hailed as template for future. Up to 180,000 spectators a day entered the park to enjoy the games, making it the principal focus of olympic activity. The london 2012 games were centred around the olympic park in east london, which is the site of a number of new sports venues. The olympic park architecture includes zaha hadids aquatic centre, hopkins architects velodrome, and the athletics stadium designed by populous. Our timelapse camera has been hard at work capturing the construction of the london 2012 basketball arena. Two reusable structures are wilkinson eyres basketball stadium in the. Now those businesses are taking their expertise abroad. New olympic basketball arena is a collapsible flatpack. Resculpting the face of tokyo ahead of 2020 games architecture of the games writes about urban planning, architecture, transportation, landscape design and the visual identity of the olympic games. What happened to the london 2012 olympic legacy for basketball. The beach volleyball events were held in a temporary venue on horse guards parade.
It will be used as a holding area for athletes during the opening and closing ceremonies of the games. Basketball at the 2012 summer olympics was the eighteenth appearance of the sport of basketball as an official olympic medal event. The velodrome architecture is thoroughly described in learning legacy. Big question mark over legacy of london 2012 olympics.
Oct 29, 2010 richard rattenbury opens arena legacy with an engaging and richly illustrated history of rodeo, from its first recorded competition in colorado in 1869, to its role in county fairs, cattlemen s conventions, and old settlers reunions across the west, to its rise to national prominence between 1920 and 1960. Basketball arena read telegraph sports guide to the london 2012 olympics basketball arena. The london 2012 summer games, 26 sports at 34 venues, showcase great britains. O2 arena already built and will stage fournation basketball tournament next month. Sebastian coe is a double olympic champion and chair of locog, the organizing committee of the london 2012 games. London 2012 basketball arena timelapse video youtube. Will hold the basketball events and handball events. Regeneration and legacy have been the defining themes of london 2012 and in the book. We can secure a transport, housing, infrastructure, sporting.
Plans to reuse olympic basketball arena in rio shelved. One of london 2012s most visible achievements was the creation of the olympic park on oncecontaminated industrial land, which became the largest new urban parkland in europe for 150 years. What happened to the london 2012 olympic basketball legacy. London 2012 games basketball arena is a structure of heroic proportions.915 831 1386 701 812 405 41 1189 573 207 575 756 184 1220 1588 514 625 1048 1526 728 1310 1459 1266 632 195 824 588 1443