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Old January 27th, 2008, 07:11 AM   #141
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Heck even the word "London" is too tiny.
Actually if there's one thing I would change I would take off the word 'London'. It doesn't need it.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #142
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what were some of the other logo concepts?
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Old January 27th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #143
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Yeah.
Without 'London' you won't recognise the hosting city.
There are plenty of other vibrant cities, like Rio, Madrid, Singapore and Sydney that this logo can be attributed to.
And what's with that square in the middle of the logo?
And anyway, this thread is getting off topic.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 08:31 AM   #144
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Ok, so what Arenas/Stadiums are already built for 2012 Olympics, What Arenas/Stadiums are under construction, What Arenas/Stadiums are approved and what arenas/stadiums are still waiting to be designed?
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Old January 27th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #145
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Ok, so what Arenas/Stadiums are already built for 2012 Olympics, What Arenas/Stadiums are under construction, What Arenas/Stadiums are approved and what arenas/stadiums are still waiting to be designed?
i want to know too!
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Old January 27th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #146
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Er...yes it is.

I took those photos.
er.

Velopark industry day, june 2007 ...." We will be appointing a design team NOT a design."
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Old January 27th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #147
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Ok, so what Arenas/Stadiums are already built for 2012 Olympics, What Arenas/Stadiums are under construction, What Arenas/Stadiums are approved and what arenas/stadiums are still waiting to be designed?
built already wimbledon for the tennis,the excel centre for Boxing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Boccia, Paralympic Table Tennis, Paralympic Powerlifting, Wheelchair Basketball(the excel centre has four arena's for use).The O2 arena for the gymnastics and basketball,lords cricket ground for the archery,Football at Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford, Millennium Stadium, St James’s Park, Hampden Park, Villa Park,Vollyball at Earls Court,Eton Dorney for Rowing and Flatwater Canoe/Kayak, Paralympic Rowing and thats the already exsisting venues for the olympics so you can see london is already well advanced than most other host cities.

now the new venues that will be permanent(scaled down after the games)The olympic stadium the velodrome and the aquatic centre,
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Old January 27th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #148
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Heres some of the venues:

The o2 (formally known as millenium dome) will host basketball and some other sports:


Main London Olympic Stadium (U/C)
This will be the main stadia for the 2012 olympics:


Another world class sport stadia, Wembley Arena (already built 2007):


The Aquatics centre, (U/C), designed by world class architect Zaha Hadid:
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Old January 27th, 2008, 09:25 PM   #149
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This is what the logo means: "Our Games will be for everyone."
"Our emblem is simple, distinct, bold and buzzing with energy.
Its form is inclusive yet consistent and has incredible flexibility to encourage access and participation.
It can communicate with anyone from commercial organisations to kids playing sport."
This could be the moto for Barcelona, Athens and Sydney logos as well. I don't see why it suits more to the London logo than to the Barca-Athens-Sydney logos. London needs something more inspired than a frame to put pics of the city inside.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 10:13 PM   #150
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Ive had enough of the logo bullshit now. Can we just get back to the topic?
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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:35 AM   #151
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what does the stadium look like under the o2
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Old January 28th, 2008, 08:57 AM   #152
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Who is the architect that designed the Olympic Stadium?? I am quite disappointed whit it. Why architects like the great Sir Norman Foster or Richard Rogers didn't make the project of the stadium??
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Old January 28th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #153
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Its the democracy of the way the games chooses architects not in a competition but who can deliver apparently? yes agree looks shit and should of been thrown out as a bad concept. Unfortunately this is what we are going to get unless someone at the olympic authority actually listens to the majority of opinion on this stadiums design.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #154
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The Olympic Stadium doesn't have to look good... it's only a temporary structure that will largely be removed after the Games.

I'm not sure about the Aquatics Centre though? Is that also temporary?
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Old January 28th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #155
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The Olympic Stadium doesn't have to look good... it's only a temporary structure that will largely be removed after the Games.
Why it has to be ugly? Because it is temporary? The first design was also to be temporary but was amazing...
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Old January 28th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #156
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Old January 28th, 2008, 05:55 PM   #157
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Well, if it's not temporary then I have no idea as to why the stadium is really bland
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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #158
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I dont think it's 'bland', it's just simple and clean-looking.
personally i think they should of gone with something more vivid and raw-looking (to match the logo), but i suppose in 20 years time the current design will still have its simplicity as to something really unique.
who knows.. maybe the design may be altered a bit.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #159
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It is temporary, it's only the carved out bowl that is staying. Seeing as the rest of it is only there for a month there's no point wasting money on an extravagent design when that money can be better spent on the landscaping of the park which is permanent.

I wouldn't say it is bland, especially when it will have the wrap of artwork around it, which no other Olympic stadium has had. One of the other main reasons it's a minimal design is because it uses a small amount of steel, which is expected to become incredibly expensive over the next few years.

The Aquatic Centre is permanent, although it will have temporary seating in parts that will be removed after the Games.
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Chief architect Rod Sheard, of HoK Sport, said the stadium would make a big impact, but not in the same way that previous Olympic stadia had.

"This is not a stadium that's going to be screaming from the rooftops that it's bigger and more spectacular," he said. "This is just a cleverer building. This is a cleverer solution."

Chief architect Rod Sheard

He added that the ability to convert the stadium from an 80,000-seater venue to a 25,000 one once the Olympics and Paralympics had finished was highly innovative and showed great forward thinking.

"We've ended up with a very tight, very compelling bowl," said Sheard. "The atmosphere inside this bowl, we think, will be pretty special."

HOK Sport is a firm of architects with a proven record for designing sporting venues.

It has been responsible for such projects as Wembley Stadium, the Millennium Stadium, the O2 Arena, the Emirates Stadium and Ascot Racecourse.
read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/othe...12/7081346.stm
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