Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Zaha goes with the flow on first Olympic venue

  • Comment

Zaha Hadid has been picked to design London's landmark Olympic Aquatics Centre - the first venue to be unveiled as part of the capital's 2012 Olympic bid. The complex will offer two 50m competition pools, a diving area and seating for 20,000 spectators. Facilities are to be enclosed under an S-shaped roof that, according to Hadid, was inspired by water flow. To ensure its long-term use after the games, the pools have been designed for easy conversion into different spaces for community use. The centre will also feature a health and fitness suite to underpin its future viability.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.