London 2012; Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park update (November 2018)

21 Modular workspaces were placed on the structure of Here East, the former IBC at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park:

 

The V&A unveiled plans for two new sites in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park:

London 2012; Hackney Wick Station (rebuilt)

Photo: AotG

Hackney Wick station was a transport point for the London 2012 Olympics Games. Between Spring 2017 and May 2018 the station was rebuilt and modernised.

Client: Network Rail and London Legacy Development Corporation
Design: Landolt + Brown Architects and artist Wendy Hardie

 

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Photo: AotG
Photo: AotG
Photo: AotG

 

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London 2012; Building designs for East Bank unveiled

Stratford Waterfront. Image via Mayor of London.

 

Press release by Mayor of London:

Mayor unveils £1.1bn vision for East Bank
05 June 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today set out his £1.1bn vision for East Bank at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a new powerhouse of culture, education, innovation and growth, and welcomed a £151m contribution now secured by the Government.

Sadiq unveiled new plans and building designs for Sadler’s Wells, London College of Fashion (part of University of the Arts London) and the V&A including a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, across Stratford Waterfront.

Source: mayor of London
Read more: Mayor unveils £1.1bn vision for East Bank

 

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London 2012; London Festival of Architecture 2018 – Of Silt, Rust and Chemicals – A talk about the new Olympic Legacy project at Hackney Wick Station

Of Silt, Rust and Chemicals
– A talk about the new Olympic Legacy project at Hackney Wick Station

In 2014 Landolt + Brown, working in collaboration with architect trained artist Wendy Hardie, were appointed to design an Olympic Legacy project at Hackney Wick Station, including a new public connection beneath the railway and associated public realm.

The design, embedding art within its process from the start, explores overlapping narratives drawn from the Lee River, its canal and lost chemical industries. It embraces the massive concrete structures required to form a new underpass, exposing and building on this weighty character to reflect the silt, mud flats and willows of the Lee. Its surfaces change from saw-tooth profile – drawing on the canal’s sheet piled edges and factory folding screens– to board-cast concrete stairs echoing the twisting bark and trunks of the weeping willows. A debossed frieze cast into the underpass is based on the chemical compounds of dyes, plastic and petroleum once produced at Hackney wick. A 35m continuous chain of glass hexagons, drawn from molecular chemistry, runs the length of the subway, creating a shimmering environment evoking memories of the compressed, enigmatic spaces under the canal towpath bridges. Canopies forming the underpass entrance are built of heavy-gauge, plated, weathering steel reinforcing the Wick’s gritty, industrial character.

The talk on site will be led by the architect with contributions from the collaborating artist, project engineers and the client team. The talk is free but please book using the Eventbrite link.

June 14, 2018
18:30 – 20:00
Admission: FREE
Tickets/Booking: Eventbrite

Venue
Hackney Wick Station
Hackney Wick Station Wallis Road London E9 5LH
The main entrance is from the south, via White Post Lane.

Organiser
Landolt + Brown Architects
Website: www.landoltandbrown.com
Twitter: @LandoltandBrown
Instagram: @landoltbrown

 

Source: Website London Festival of Architecture

London 2012; Major League Baseball in former Olympic Stadium

© Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

Press release by London Stadium:


LONDON STADIUM TO HOST MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IN JUNE 2019

London Stadium will be the first venue in Europe to host Major League Baseball, when the New York Yankees and the Boston Reds Sox meet at the venue in June 2019.

The landmark fixtures, forming MLB’s London Series 2019, will see the sport played in the UK for the very first time, as part of a double header between baseball’s two most-famous teams over the weekend of 28 and 29 June 2019.

MLB have played regular season games Mexico, Japan, Australia & Puerto Rico, but have never ventured to Europe, and this will be the first time that the Yankees & Red Sox rivalry has been contested outside of the USA.

Graham Gilmore, CEO of London Stadium185 said:

“As a venue, we are immensely proud to be hosting the MLB’s international series at London Stadium in 2019.

“The event will see London Stadium further its aims to become the most widely used stadium in Europe, having hosted Premier League football, world athletics, international & domestic rugby union and league, Race of Champions in 2015 and inviting some of the world’s biggest musical names to perform in concert at the venue each summer.

“Our team delivered what has been widely lauded as the best IAAF World Athletics Championships and the IPC World ParaAthletics Championships in 2017, and we have scheduled our most expansive concert series yet for the summer of 2018. We are relishing the opportunity to work with MLB for their international series next summer.

“The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox rekindling their rivalry in the UK for the very first time, at London Stadium, will provide yet another incredible sporting spectacle which the entire city can be proud of.

“We look forward to welcoming the MLB, teams and fans to London Stadium for the first year of what we hope to be a fruitful, long term partnership.”

The Boston Red Sox have been designated the home side for both fixtures.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said:

“Since I became Mayor, I have been determined to bring baseball to our city and I am really pleased we have been able to reach what is an historic agreement.

“I’m committed – as is MLB – to ensure baseball has a long-term future over many years in London.”