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Old March 22nd, 2010, 07:30 PM   #1521
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 07:18 PM   #1522
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Old March 24th, 2010, 02:19 AM   #1523
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Old March 25th, 2010, 01:10 PM   #1524
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Old March 25th, 2010, 04:35 PM   #1525
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London 2012 Equestrian Facilities

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Temporary arena and ancillary facilities for equestrian events to be held in Greenwich Park during the 2012 London Olympic Games. Designed by Allies and Morrison Architects.

15 February 2010
Planning reference: 09/2598/F
Tagged with: Sports | Design review | London | London 2012 | London 2012



We continue to support this scheme in the round, and think it will create a spectacular venue for equestrian events at the 2012 Olympics. We are pleased to hear about the managed pedestrian crossing on Romney Road and the plans to commemorate the Games in some way as part of a children’s play area. As part of this project, we think there might be a case for a horse sculpture to be used by children, as a marker of Britain’s greatest equestrian event. Whilst offering our support to the planning application, we make the following comments about the seating stands and value of eye level views, which we are confident can be dealt with by the design team.

We are pleased to hear about the ongoing investigation of the detailed design of the seating stands. As this work continues, we think it will be essential that the design of the super risers at the front of the stands is kept clear of moving advertising or flapping canvas banners. This will be important in ensuring that nothing distracts spectators or TV viewers from the equestrian events. We also wish to note our strong view that the exterior of the stands should not be clad or wrapped. We are very encouraged by LOCOG’s emerging design thinking about revealing the open latticework structure of their temporary arena, and the potential of design devices to add order and coherence.

Our concluding comment is that it would be useful for all concerned if eye level views are generated as part of the detailed design process, to test the how spectators will experience the equestrian venue, and its extraordinary setting at Greenwich.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 04:25 PM   #1526
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Olympic Stadium lights up progress
26 Mar 2010
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New aerial images released by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today show the Olympic Stadium’s lighting towers have all been lifted into place 60 metres above the field of play, taking the flagship venue to its full height and another step closer to completion by the summer of 2011.

A total of 14 lighting towers, each weighing 34 tonnes and designed with integrated walkways, access, power supplies and cabling and lighting, were lifted by a 650-tonne crane over a three week period.

The cable net roof will now start to be covered with a fabric material, providing the correct conditions for athletes on the field of play and covering two-thirds of spectators.

ODA Chairman John Armitt said: 'The successful lift of the lighting towers takes the Olympic Stadium to its full height and makes it even more visible across east London’s skyline.

'We still have big challenges over the coming year but hitting this important milestone ensures we remain on track to complete construction a year before the London 2012 Games begin.'

Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee, said: 'The Olympic Stadium will be the centrepiece of the London 2012 Games, and it is exciting to see it taking shape so quickly. There will be fantastic sport taking place there and the towers will light up all the action. We look forward to welcoming the world’s athletes to the Stadium in 2012.'

Tessa Jowell, Olympics Minister, said: 'The Olympic Stadium continues to evolve at a staggering pace with the addition of the 14 lighting towers completing its silhouette. The light emitted will ensure that not a moment of action is missed by spectators and TV audiences.'

Janet Parskeva, Chair of the Olympic Lottery Distributor said: 'This is a
landmark moment in the development of the Olympic Park and we are pleased to see such progress. National Lottery players are making a significant contribution to funding the venues and infrastructure of London 2012 and it is important they can see what National Lottery funding is helping to achieve.'

The lighting towers, which will illuminate the action on the field of play and are necessary for high definition footage, are located high above the Stadium roof to ensure optimum lighting angles which avoid dazzling spectators, photographers and competitors.

Each tower can house up to 44 floodlights and a team of electricians installed and tested each light on the ground before the towers were lifted 60 metres on to the inner tension ring of the roof structure.

Over the coming months, the power supply and control cables will be installed and a series of tests will be carried out to ensure that every individual bulb is positioned correctly.

Facts and figures:

- 80,000 seats in Games mode and flexible design allows venue to be scaled back to 25,000 seats after the Games.

- The Stadium will host the athletics events and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies during the London 2012 Games.

- 33 buildings had to be demolished and over 800,000 tonnes of soil was taken away to help create the construction platform for the Olympic Stadium - enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall nine times over.

- The total Stadium site covers an area of 40 acres.

- The Stadium has a total floor area of 108,500m2 in Games-time.

- At 53m above ground level, the Olympic Stadium is taller than Nelson’s Column (50m).

- The Stadium will contain around 10,000 tonnes of steel - it will be the lightest Olympic Stadium constructed to date.

- Over 4,500 reinforced concrete columns were installed to act as the foundations

- The Stadium is surrounded by water on three sides so five new bridges and their abutments are now in place, connecting the Stadium island to the rest of the Park.

- There will be around 700 rooms and spaces within the Stadium, including changing rooms and toilets.

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Old March 26th, 2010, 07:55 PM   #1527
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Good update! The lighting structures fit better than I had imagined.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #1528
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Old March 28th, 2010, 07:34 PM   #1529
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Stratford City in progress

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Westfield Stratford City website.

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Old March 28th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #1530
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Old March 28th, 2010, 09:16 PM   #1531
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Quote:
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Stratford City in progress

Aerial 2010 views from

Westfield Stratford City website.

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there is a stratford thread

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=839180&page=3
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Old March 28th, 2010, 11:27 PM   #1532
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Old March 29th, 2010, 04:51 AM   #1533
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You bash someone for posting pictures of Stratford in the Olympic Park thread by quoting their whole post including all the pictures ... there's only one way I can think of to reply to that ... ...
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Old March 29th, 2010, 05:24 AM   #1534
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Gosh jersey, Stratford is a parallel development to the Olympic Park, it almost merges.

And quoting the whole thing
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Old March 29th, 2010, 03:15 PM   #1535
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London set to unveil 2012 Olympics plans

Mayor of London Boris Johnson wants London to be the "epicentre of fun in the universe" during the 2012 Olympics.

Johnson will tell the Olympic Board on Monday about plans for concerts stages, big screens and a pedestrian area, centred around Trafalgar Square.

Of the £9.32bn Olympic budget, £32m has been allocated for the "look and feel" of London away from the Olympic Park.

"People will hugely enjoy it and for those who don't enjoy it, it'll all be over in a flash," predicted Johnson.

The four main live sites will feature concert stages and big screens and will be situated in Hyde Park with a capacity of 50,000, Victoria Park (40,000), Jubilee Gardens (8,000) and Potter's Gate (4,500).

Entry to those sites will be limited and ticketed and planners hope they will be funded entirely by sponsors, without the need for public money.

Trafalgar Square, which was the focal point of the celebration to welcome home the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic teams, was rejected due to issues around access and security.

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Scottish company starts 'big lift' of 10-storey high London 2012 Basketball Arena
30 Mar 2010
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The 12,000 seat London 2012 Basketball Arena is coming out of the ground on the Olympic Park with the first of 20 10-storey high steel arches already lifted into place. The Arena is being built by companies from almost every UK nation and region.

The 35m-high, arching steel trusses which span 96m and 16 end trusses are being fabricated and assembled in Bolton with steel mostly produced in Teeside for the ‘big lift’ on site by the Glasgow based lead-contractor.

Once the 1,000-tonne steel frame of the temporary 115m long Basketball Arena is complete it will be wrapped in 20,000sq m of fabric cut in Bristol, which will form a canvas for an innovative changing lighting design during the Games. The temporary seating and accommodation around the venue will start to be installed this summer with the Arena on track to be complete by summer 2011 ready for Test Events.

During the Games will host Basketball preliminaries and women’s quarter-finals and Handball quarter-finals semi-finals and finals. During the Paralympic Games it will host Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby. The Arena will also house the athletes before they make their way down to the Stadium for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

ODA Chairman John Armitt said: 'The Basketball Arena is taking shape in the new east London skyline alongside the Velodrome and Olympic Village. The innovative and efficient design and construction is testament to the excellence of the companies across the UK delivering what is the largest temporary venue on the Olympic Park.'

LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said: 'This is another example of a superb sporting structure taking shape on the Olympic Park. It also demonstrates the involvement of a number of companies across the UK and the benefits of hosting the Games.'

The construction contractor will own the Arena structure, with the ODA renting it for the duration of the Games. Afterwards, the contractor will dismantle it to be reused elsewhere.

Notes to Editors:

1. The companies who have won contracts for the Basketball Arena include:

* Scotland – Barr Construction in Glasgow are building the structure;
* West Midlands – Slick Seating in Redditch are providing the temporary seating;
* South West – Base from Bristol are providing the membrane cladding for the outside of the Arena;
* South East – Envirowrap from Tenterden in Kent are providing the wrapping for the seats; MITIE Engineering Services (SE Region) Limited based in Surrey will be installing the mechanical and electrical Services in the Arena;
* London – UnitedVisualArtists in Borough are designing the external lighting for the arena; A london-based team (SKM, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and KSS Group) developed the concept design.
* Northern Ireland – McAvoy from Dungannon are building the temporary accommodation,
* East - Volker Fitzpatrick Limited from Hertfordshire will be fitting out the Arena;
* East Midlands: Morrison Construction from Leicestershire are undertaking the foundations and drainage;
* North east – Corus are providing the steel, mostly from their Teeside plant;
* North West – Watsons in Bolton are fabricating the steel;
* Yorkshire – Fullflow Group Ltd in Sheffield are a sub-contractor to Barr Construction and will be installing the syphonic drainage.

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Looks like such a simple construction, should be done quickly.
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