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LYN Atelier unwraps Olympic legacy upcycled community centre

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LYN Atelier has built this temporary community centre in Hackney for the London Legacy Development Corporation from materials reused after the 2012 Olympic Games

The North London-based practice’s 240m² scheme was constructed from nine salvaged containers from the Olympic media centre and decking from bridges in the park.

It has been clad with mesh from fencing used during the Olympic Games and decorated using resprayed panels from temporary buildings on the site.

The space hosts local events, classes and community groups and is expected to remain on the site for up to five years.

LYN Atelier LLDC community centre

Project data

Location 67 Rothbury Road, East London
Type of project youth and community centre
Client London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)
Architect LYN Atelier
Structural engineer Price & Myers
M&E consultant Milieu Consult
Quantity surveyor Mace
Planning supervisor LLDC
Main contractor Design Build International
Funding London Legacy Development Corporation
Gross internal floor area 240m²
Form of contract and/or procurement NEC Short Contract

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