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Old April 20th, 2008, 11:31 AM   #1
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LONDON - Olympic Stadium (54,000)



The London Olympic Stadium 80,000 seats



The Olympic Stadium has been designed in an innovative way that allows for an 80,000 seat Athletics stadium to be converted into a more easily maintained 25,000 seat venue after the Games.
The London Olympic stadium is very diffrent from the previous stadiums of the Olympic games.

The stadium is designed to change and scale down to 25,000 and not reflect other stadiums
of the past that had little use after the games had gone.

A roof will stretch around the Stadium to provide cover and support the lighting and sound systems used to stage the Games. It will also provide a base for special effects during the ceremonies. The Stadium will be built to international track and field standards for athletes.











THE LONDON OLYMPIC BOWL

HOK Sport and Peter Cook’s long-awaited designs for the 2012 Olympic stadium were finally unveiled,with a clear emphasis on functionality and
flexibility rather than iconic architecture.

The 80,000 seat stadium will be the centrepiece for the 2012 Games hosting the opening and closing ceremonies and the athletics events. It can be converted down to a 25,000 seat permanent stadium after the Games when it will become a new home for athletics and other uses.

ODA chairman John Armitt said: “London’s Olympic stadium is designed to be different. ‘Team Stadium’ have done a fantastic job against a challenging brief - their innovative, ground-breaking design will ensure that the Olympic stadium will not only be a fantastic arena for a summer of sport in 2012 but also ensure a sustainable legacy for the community who will live around it."

The main features of the design are:

Bowl - a sunken bowl built into the ground for the field of play and lower permanent seating, designed to bring spectators close to the action;

Seats – 25,000 permanent, 55,000 demountable;

Roof - a cable-supported roof will stretch 28m the whole way around the stadium, providing cover for two thirds of spectators;

Wrap – a fabric curtain 'large wrap' will go around the stadium structure, acting as additional protection and shelter for spectators;

Sides - will have changing images;

Pods – facilities such as catering and merchandising will be grouped into self-contained ‘pod’ structures, adding to the spectator experience around the access level of the stadium.


Site - the stadium is on an 'island site' with rivers and cannals around it.


London will have a stadium that will transform after the games and be very diffrent from the previous stadiums because it will change after the event for local use and be made of sustainable materials,this stadium will set a brand new bench mark for all future stadiums and be a first for the Olympics.

The stadium site is cleared..







The budget for the Olympic Stadium of £496m was published in October last year
Work starts shortly of the stadium build...as the site is handed over to the Build Team.

http://planning.london2012.com/publi...=K0LTMFSZK0000
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Old April 20th, 2008, 07:50 PM   #3
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Very poor effort.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 09:10 PM   #4
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London is last!

Of stadia since 68 (because before that was a different era for comparisons) London comes last in my opinion, purely regarding design elements and ambience rather than functionality.

72 Munich amazing! 1st of the stadiums for the Olympics that said something.

76 Since then we had Montreal it went wrong but amazing nevertheless!

80 Moscow, a stadium that already existed but a very historic and imposing colosieum.

84 La, they didnt exactly do anything did they?

88 Seoul not as radical as Munich and Montreal but certainly a statement that asia was modern.

92 Barcelona has to be the dissapointment of the Olympic century.

96 followed by another dissapointment in Atlanta with its temporary effort.

00 Sydney yes back on track, not radical by a Munich or montreal standards but not a dissapointment either.

04 Athens, yes! Without complete reconstruction managed to create an almost flawless olympic arena almost as good as Munich with those beautiful curved rooves.

08 Beijing, back to Munich and Montreal radical statements amazing stadium that I can tell you when you visit it for first time its difficult to grasp how it was constructed.

12 London OH dear, I know it has to go down to 25 after games but still its just so... standard.

1st Munich 72
2nd Athens 04
3rd Beijing 08
4th Moscow 80
5th Sydney 00
6th Seoul 88
7th Montreal 76
8th Barcelona 92
9th LA 84
10th Atlanta 96
11th London 12
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Old April 20th, 2008, 09:10 PM   #5
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sorry double post

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Old April 20th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #6
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I think you already have like 2-3 threads about this stadium so...
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Personally, this design has grown on me. I still don't like the trusswork above the roof, but the facade is quite good, and for London, it will do the job.
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I personaly think there is nothing wrong with the current design & think its quite nice. Reason that many are upset is becuase initial renders when London won the bid were of a quite extrondinary stadium & this well is .......normal.
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I personaly think there is nothing wrong with the current design & think its quite nice. Reason that many are upset is becuase initial renders when London won the bid were of a quite extrondinary stadium & this well is .......normal.
The previous render of the the London olympic stadium at the bidbook was one of the reasons IMO that London won the 2012 organization...but this stadium is a big dissapointment now...
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I think you already have like 2-3 threads about this stadium so...
thinks there threads about London 2012 and everything
but not just for the '2012 Olympic stadium'..so here it is!




piling work is being done the moment, before the 'Team build'
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I personaly think there is nothing wrong with the current design & think its quite nice. Reason that many are upset is becuase initial renders when London won the bid were of a quite extrondinary stadium & this well is .......normal.
Exactly right! London has let us down and not only that it seems there are 3 or 4 stadia with an almost identical roof structure being proposed right now, so not only will it be nothing inspiring it will also have a twin brother and sister who are equallyh plain!
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Old April 21st, 2008, 06:51 PM   #12
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Exactly right! London has let us down and not only that it seems there are 3 or 4 stadia with an almost identical roof structure being proposed right now, so not only will it be nothing inspiring it will also have a twin brother and sister who are equallyh plain!
you're very right but when the games are finished it wont look anything like that, london does not need another 80,000+ stadium we have a 90,000 football stadium, an 82,000 rugby stadium and as athletics isnt followed much at all an 80,000 permanent stadium wouldnt be filled ever again. So yeah the design is a tad bland but look at the athens stadium its beautiful but its hardly ever used and most of it was there in the first place. With the construction costs so high in the UK anything more than a temporary design would have cost a fortune and we just dont need it! It does the job its meant to do and after the games it actually looks a very nice tidy 25,000 seater stadium. London is about a legacy not building a £500 million white elephant - thats why it won the games
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Exactly right! London has let us down and not only that it seems there are 3 or 4 stadia with an almost identical roof structure being proposed right now, so not only will it be nothing inspiring it will also have a twin brother and sister who are equallyh plain!
london hasn't let no one down,you are letting london down.London was and is a great bid and the best by far and once the stadium is built you will jump on the bandwagon as other other people are now
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It's pretty ordinary really. But still, an 80k stadium is nothing to be sniffed at.
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So yeah the design is a tad bland but look at the athens stadium its beautiful but its hardly ever used and most of it was there in the first place.
U must be kidding...lol ... Athens OS probably is the most used stadium in the balkan peninsula!!
The Athens olympic stadium is used weekly as home for 2 major greek teams, Panathinaikos and AEK. It hosts also very often many activities, as concerts, WRC Rally, Athletics and hundred others after the Olympic Games...

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The usual comments from a bunch of people who don't understand the reason why it is designed the way it is.

IT IS A MINIMAL LOOKING STADIUM BECAUSE IT'S A TEMPORARY STADIUM.
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Guys, the stadium doesn't need to look good as it is supposed to be sustainable and eco-friendly. It may not be the prettiest stadium, but London will be remembered for putting on a financially sound games in 2012 and that's all that matters.

That said, I *really* dislike the trusswork on the roof too - it looks tired and reused from the Millenium Dome, the London Eye and Wembley Stadium. Also hate the idea of the 'pods' - so 1999....

The site looks impressive though
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The previous render of the the London olympic stadium at the bidbook was one of the reasons IMO that London won the 2012 organization...
No it wasn't.
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you're very right but when the games are finished it wont look anything like that, london does not need another 80,000+ stadium we have a 90,000 football stadium, an 82,000 rugby stadium and as athletics isnt followed much at all an 80,000 permanent stadium wouldnt be filled ever again. So yeah the design is a tad bland but look at the athens stadium its beautiful but its hardly ever used and most of it was there in the first place. With the construction costs so high in the UK anything more than a temporary design would have cost a fortune and we just dont need it! It does the job its meant to do and after the games it actually looks a very nice tidy 25,000 seater stadium. London is about a legacy not building a £500 million white elephant - thats why it won the games
I see some one pulled you up on this and I am afraid I have to also having worked there! Athens Olympic stadium is heavily used for many different events and although it will lose Panathiniakos in 2010 and probably AEK in 2012 it has never been a white elephant.
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U must be kidding...lol ... Athens OS probably is the most used stadium in the balkan peninsula!!
The Athens olympic stadium is used weekly as home for 2 major greek teams, Panathinaikos and AEK. It hosts also very often many activities, as concerts, WRC Rally, Athletics and hundred others after the Olympic Games...
my bad obviously! i just remember seeing pictures of that beautiful stadium with big padlocks on the entrances but im glad to hear it is being properly used!
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