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Commons committee slams Zaha's 'expensive' and 'overdesigned' Olympic Aquatics Centre

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A House of Commons select committee has blasted Zaha Hadid’s 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre as being ‘over-designed’, and accused London Olympic organisers of being ‘willing to spend money like water’.

The select committee report, issued today, slammed the astronomical rise in costs for Hadid’s building – up to £303 million today from £73 million in 2004.

The report said: ‘The Aquatics Centre, at £303 million, will cost more than four times the forecast provided in the candidature file submitted in 2004.

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