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    Oficial Web Site - Homepage - London 2012
    Ao matar seus demônios, cuidado para não destruir o que há de melhor em você.

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    Sport Complexes


    Olympic Stadium

    Thread - http://www.skyscraperlife.com/sport-...es-2012-a.html




    Aquatics Centre

    Thread - http://www.skyscraperlife.com/sport-...ml#post1064145





    Basketball Arena

    Thread - http://www.skyscraperlife.com/sport-...ml#post1064173




    Velopark


    Thread - http://www.skyscraperlife.com/sport-...ml#post1064186




    London Handball Arena

    Thread - http://www.skyscraperlife.com/sport-...ml#post1064201

    Last edited by paolapoa; 4th October 2009, 20:17.
    Ao matar seus demônios, cuidado para não destruir o que há de melhor em você.

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    • #3
      nice thread
      i want to see the projects for the next olimpic games
      i hope it superate the projects of beijin

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      • #4
        Olympic Park



        Photo By: UK in Argentina

        Venue: Olympic Park
        Location: Stratford, east London
        Sports: Olympic Games: Diving, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Modern Pentathlon, Basketball, Handball, BMX, Hockey, Athletics, Track Cycling, Water Polo

        Paralympic Games: Paralympic Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis, Paralympic Five-a-side Football, Paralympic Seven-a-side Football, Paralympic Athletics, Paralympic Track Cycling, Goalball

        Dates:

        Olympic Games: 27 July – 12 August

        Paralympic Games: 29 August – 9 September

        The Olympic Park in London is a sporting complex under construction for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Stratford City development. It will contain the athletes Olympic village and several of the sporting venues including the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre. The park will be overlooked by Orbit, an observation tower and Britain's largest piece of public art. After the Olympics the park is to be known as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II







        The Olympic Park will create a green backdrop for the Games and a new green space after 2012 for people and wildlife living in and around the area to enjoy.

        The southern part of the Park will focus on retaining the festival atmosphere of the Games, with riverside gardens, markets, events, cafes and bars. The northern area will use the latest green techniques to manage flood and rain water, while providing quieter public space and habitats for hundreds of existing and rare species, from kingfishers to otters.





        Some 250 acres of new parklands has been created from former industrial land by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), providing a colourful atmosphere for the London 2012 Games and beyond.

        The Olympic Parklands contain 4,000 semi-mature trees, over 300,000 wetland plants and more than ten football fields worth of nectar-rich annual and perennial meadows designed and sown to flower during the London 2012 Games.







        A riverside London 2012 Garden stretches for half a mile between the Aquatics Centre and Olympic Stadium, featuring 120,000 plants from 250 different species across the world, arranged by temperate regions.

        The parklands area will also become a haven for wildlife and plants, with new habitats created for species including otter, kingfisher, grey heron and water vole.







        The trees have been carefully selected to ensure they are ‘future proof’ against climate change. They are mostly native species, such as ash, alder, willow, birch, hazel, cherry, poplar, London plane and lime.

        It will also be a highly accessible Park. The gradients of the paths will be accessible to everyone and views will be maintained of the new venues and landmarks in the surrounding area. ‘Henman Hills’ will be created so visitors to the Park during the Games will be able to watch live action on large screens.









        Photos By: Andy Wilkes

        Official Page: http://www.london2012.com/olympic-park

        Cheers.
        ZZZ ...........................DNU..............................2007.............

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          Olympic Park 26/03/2012





















          Photos By: Andy Wilkes

          Greetings.
          ZZZ ...........................DNU..............................2007.............

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            Anish Kapoor’s Recycled Steel ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Now Complete in London



            The ArcelorMittal Orbit is an observation tower located in the heart of London’s Olympic Park and stands at almost 4,500 feet tall. The sculpture was designed by Anish Kapoor, and structural engineering was done by Cecil Balmond. Visitors to the tower will ascend via an elevator in the core to enjoy the observation deck at the top. The platform will afford panoramic views of up to 20 miles, encompassing the entire Olympic Park and London’s skyline beyond. After their visit is over, visitors will be encouraged to descend via the 455 steps that were designed to make the visitors feel as if they were orbiting around the structure. Or just get really dizzy.





            ArcelorMittal, the sponsor of the tower and the Olympics, is a leading steel manufacturer and provided the material for the sculpture. Construction of the ArcelorMittal Orbit took 18 months and required 560 meters of tubular red steel to form the lattice superstructure. Almost 60 percent of the 2,000 tonnes of steel used in the sculpture were drawn from recycled sources. Steel was chosen for its unique properties including strength, modular structure, advantages of weight and speed of construction and recyclability. The exterior of the structure is outfitted with 250 colored spotlights that can be controlled and programmed for special effects.







            Cecil Balmond: “Anish and I were conscious from the beginning that the ArcelorMittal Orbit would be a lasting legacy to the city and so we wanted to stretch the language of the icon as far we could go. The Orbit is a hybrid, a network of art and structure, and its dynamic is the non-linear. You read into it multiple narratives in space.”



            Source: Anish Kapoor's Recycled Steel ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Now Complete in London | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

            Cheers.
            ZZZ ...........................DNU..............................2007.............

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            • #7
              Olympic Park Timelapse London 2012



              Cheers.
              ZZZ ...........................DNU..............................2007.............

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