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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #161
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HOK Sport also is the architect for the 2000 Sydney Olympic stadium too... that one look much better (part of Sydney stadium also temporary too.)
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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #162
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As one of the biggest supporters of these Games, I think the brand and logo are shit! Regardless of the price tag or "aim" of the highly awful job they've done. It really is just depends on the opinion of each and every person, but this time round I'm on the side of the large majority that believe that the logo and brand is a total mess up. It might just be unforgettable for all the wrong reasons.
What would you prefer exactly?
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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #163
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can we not start a big ******* logo rant again? please.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #164
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Its great that sponsors and LOCOG are happy, but its still failed to capture the imagination of the people. I can understand that they have tried very hard, but perhaps its all the trying that has resulted in the logo mess. It looks totally out of place and without class in some of those velodrome interior images. I'm sure the venue overlay and branding will be bearable, but from those boards around the construction site, they've messed that up too.

As somebody has said before. Old people designing something they thought the youth would like.

Bear in mind this is just my opinion. They certainly haven't reached any balance between youthfulness, flexibility and "buzz". Heck even the word "London" is too tiny.

Anyway this is an old topic.
What would capture the publics imagination? Something stoic and average perhaps.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #165
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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??
Because we do not need a permanent costly stadium as London already has many. It is already a major, major sporting city. All we need is a structure that can last a few weeks, and then be significantly downscaled.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #166
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More images of wembley arena.


HOK Sport designed Wembley and have designed the Olympic Stadium, so we can be sure of good quality.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #167
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Why are they not simply using Wembley?
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Old January 28th, 2008, 08:50 PM   #168
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Probably because it's not central London and theres not enough space for all the other venues/olympic vilage.
i guess they needed to regenerate the Olympic site anyway..
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Old January 28th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #169
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Why are they not simply using Wembley?
Because London bid for the Olympics with the reasoning of building an Olympic Park in East London to regenerate a massive swath of derelict polluted land and riverways cutting through its heart. The new Wembley Stadium has already provided the impetus to regenerate its surroundings with a masterplan by Rogers.

Having the Olympic stadium and Park in Stratford in East London means it is only 7 minutes away from Central London via the high speed Channel Tunnel rail link, which forms the backbone for the transport to and from the site.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #170
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Clever solution

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."




Thank God the Chinese are not so "clever" with their stadia design. Otherwise Beijing 2008 would be as just as mundane.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #171
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Zaha Hadid's Aquatic Centre gets raped.

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Bellyflop: Zaha Hadid's reworked Aquatic Centre disappoints - images

28 January, 2008

By Rory Olcayto

As revealed by BD in November, Zaha Hadid’s Aquatic Centre now includes two temporary stands.

The temporary seating stands – to be removed after the Games have a ten year lifespan but the Olympic Deliver Authority expects them to be reused and incorporated into a permanent, or semi-permanent facility.

The centre was originally conceived as a 20,000 seat venue but concerns over the games’ legacy has seen that figure drop to just 2,500, with the shortfall addressed by two huge temporary seating “wedges” which will flank the two longer elevations of the centre.

These new images, part of the centre’s planning application submitted two weeks ago, show that the sinuous forms of the wave-like structure will now be obscured by the hard-edged seating stands, one of which, will cantilever over the River Lea.

Spectators will sit under a PVC stretch fabric roof, the most cost effective solution according to the planning submission which also states that measures are being taken to ensure a sustainable fabric is selected.

BD’s buildings editor Ellis Woodman said: “There has been a succession of disappointments as the major Olympic projects have been revealed. The Aquatic Centre was the one that promised to be a work of architectural ambition.

“These new images show that potential has now been squandered by the addition of two very ugly temporary stands.”

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Old January 28th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #172
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By the way Fosters designed wembley stadium with HOK, not HOK on its own.
Hok is just trying to justify a bad design, it obviously realises that its trying to flog something naff so it comes up with some story that its not a flashy stadium but clever? ah ha. A tempory stadium for over 600million pounds is not value for money.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 11:25 PM   #173
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By the way Fosters designed wembley stadium with HOK, not HOK on its own.
Hok is just trying to justify a bad design, it obviously realises that its trying to flog something naff so it comes up with some story that its not a flashy stadium but clever? ah ha. A tempory stadium for over 600million pounds is not value for money.
they tried to be clever with the logo too.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:44 AM   #174
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anyway 2012 is the ancient Mayan Doomsday year we may not even can enjoy the Olympic...LOL
I like the version 1 swimming center why they need to re-work on that one?? first is the Olympic Stadium now the pool getting suck too...what's next? They may not even build the Olympic park after all?
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Old January 29th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #175
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Its a nice design for a Temporary stadium, its designed to house the Olympic games, not over stage it.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 08:48 AM   #176
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Ι prefere version 1. Looks more monumental.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 10:21 AM   #177
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I have to say the new aquatic center (vers 3) is much more better than the other versions. it's great!
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Old January 29th, 2008, 11:52 AM   #178
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what does the stadium look like under the o2
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...201556&page=17

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Old January 29th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #179
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is the Dome the roof for the Arena or is there a full arena with this dome over it?

Ok, never mind, i saw. What i really want to know is what does the Arena look like if you take the dome tarp off of it?
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Old January 29th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #180
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The arena inside has its own roof under the Dome structure.
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