Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #30/2016

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PyeongChang 2018; New Horizons in the Olympic Winter Games. Passion. Connected.


Coming up

Events from October 23 to October 30; (see full event calender)

  • October 24 to October 30; PyeongChang 2018 Sliding track testing

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The latest news, videos, and discussion topics in our weekly news roundup;


Historic venue

Olympic Stadium in Montreal

Olympic Stadium – Montreal 1976 – Roger Taillibert


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Poll of the month

2024 Bid; 7 October is the deadline for the submission of Candidature File Part 2. With less then one year to Lima, and the expected withdrawal of Rome, which host city do you expect to be chosen? Let us know what you think!


Next Olympic Games

Winter Olympics: PyeongChang 2018, 474 days to go
Summer Olympics: Tokyo 2020, 1370 days to go


Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #29/2016

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Events from October 16 to October 25; (see full event calender)


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Historic venue

Richmond Olympic Oval

Richmond Olympic Oval – Vancouver 2010 – CannonDesign


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Poll of the month

2024 Bid; 7 October is the deadline for the submission of Candidature File Part 2. With less then one year to Lima, and the expected withdrawal of Rome, which host city do you expect to be chosen? Let us know what you think!


Next Olympic Games

Winter Olympics: PyeongChang 2018, 481 days to go
Summer Olympics: Tokyo 2020, 1377 days to go


Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #28/2016

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Photo of the week

Photo courtesy of LA24
Los Angeles updates bid plan – Photo courtesy of LA24

Coming up

Events from October 9 to October 18; (see full event calender)

  • October 10 to October 12; Coordination Commission visit Beijing 2022

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The latest news, videos, and discussion topics in our weekly news roundup;


Historic venue

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Palazzetto dello Sport – Rome 1960 – Annibale Vitellozzi & Pier Luigi Nervi


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Poll of the month

2024 Bid; 7 October is the deadline for the submission of Candidature File Part 2. With less then one year to Lima, and the expected withdrawal of Rome, which host city do you expect to be chosen? Let us know what you think!


Next Olympic Games

Winter Olympics: PyeongChang 2018, 488 days to go
Summer Olympics: Tokyo 2020, 1384 days to go


Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #27/2016

This is the last weekly news listing for now. In the comming months we are going to focus entirely on Rio 2016. Architecture of the Games Weekly is back from October 7th.


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“Munich1972; The Design of a Democratic Body. The 1972 Olympic Games offered the host country, West Germany, an unrivalled opportunity to portray itself to the world as a modern, democratic and culturally aware nation. Various design disciplines played a central role in the preparations for the games. Architecture, design and landscape architecture were integrated in a total design intended to exude openness and inclusivity. This carefully constructed image was marred two weeks into the games when eight members of the Black September Organisation infiltrated the Olympic Village and took the Israeli team hostage. The exhibition Munich 1972. The Design of a Democratic Body tells this controversial story through the lens of design, by contrasting the narratives and aesthetic strategies of the organisers with the tactics deployed for their disruption. The exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut also examines the role of the media in spreading these stories.” | Photo: Martijn Giebels

 


Coming up

Events from July 1 to July 10; (see full event calender)

  • June 27 to July 1; 1st Coordination Commission Beijing 2022

Poll of the Month

The Rio 2016 Olympics will be a success?

  • Agree 45%
  • Strongly Agree 20%
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree 20%
  • Disagree 10%
  • Strongly Disagree 5%

New poll July 2016; Four years on: London 2012 delivered the legacy that was promised.

  • Let us know what you think! You can find the poll in the sidebar of almost all posts and pages on AotG.

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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Olympic Games: 35 days to go!
Paralympic Games: 68 days to go!

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Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #26/2016

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Bem-vindo! / Welkom!

Have you already seen the new pages for our Brazilian, Portuguese and Dutch visitors?


Coming up

Events from June 24 to July 3; (see full event calender)

  • June 27 to July 1; 1st Coordination Commission Beijing 2022

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The latest news, videos, and discussion topics in our weekly news roundup;


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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Olympic Games: 42 days to go!
Paralympic Games: 75 days to go!

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Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #25/2016

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Coming up

Events from June 17 to June 26; (see full event calender)

  • June 23; Olympic Day

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Richard Rogers on his role in convincing the jury to select Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre design [Dezeen]

In this exclusive video, Richard Rogers reflects on his role in convincing the jury to select Zaha Hadid’s design for the London Aquatics Centre, a building he considers to be “a roaring success”.

Hadid’s Aquatics Centre was one of the key venues during the London 2012 Olympic Games and now provides swimming, diving and gym facilities to the public.

Rogers chaired the jury that ultimately selected Hadid’s design. However, he reveals that it was difficult to convince the jury that Hadid was the right choice.

“We had to fight like hell to get it,” Rogers says in the movie, which Dezeen filmed in London as part of our Zaha Hadid video tribute collaboration with Architizer.

“There were a number of architects who could not see where she was going. We worked late into the night, I remember, but we did persuade the jury to select her and it’s a roaring success.”

Read the full story: www.dezeen.com/?p=915344

 


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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Olympic Games: 49 days to go!
Paralympic Games: 82 days to go!

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Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #24/2016

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Events from June 10 to June 19; (see full event calender)


 

Photo: Gabriel Hess on Flickr | Sarajevo Bobsleigh Track. The bobsleigh ttrack from the Olympic Winter Games in 1984 on Mount Trebevic above Sarajevo. In the war, the track was abandoned and used by the Serbian Army during the siege of Sarajevo. Altough Mount Trebevic should be clean of landmines in the area of the bobsleigh track, it is recommended to stay on paved roads (or on the track). | (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Photo: Gabriel Hess on Flickr | Sarajevo Bobsleigh Track. The bobsleigh ttrack from the Olympic Winter Games in 1984 on Mount Trebevic above Sarajevo. In the war, the track was abandoned and used by the Serbian Army during the siege of Sarajevo. Altough Mount Trebevic should be clean of landmines in the area of the bobsleigh track, it is recommended to stay on paved roads (or on the track). | (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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The latest news, videos, and discussion topics in our weekly news roundup;


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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Olympic Games: 56 days to go!
Paralympic Games: 89 days to go!

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Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #23/2016

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Coming up

Events from June 3 to June 12; (see full event calender)


Poll of the Month

Results May 2016; Are you going to Rio2016?

  • Yes 35%
  • Maybe 18%
  • No 47%

New poll June 2016; “The Rio 2016 Olympics will be a success”

  • Let us know what you think! You can find the poll in the sidebar of almost all posts and pages on AotG.

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Rome 2024 Masterplan. Image via Federazione Italiana Canottaggio
Rome 2024 Masterplan. Image via Federazione Italiana Canottaggio

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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Olympic Games: 63 days to go!
Paralympic Games: 96 days to go!

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Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #21/2016

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Coming up

Events from May 20 to May 29; (see full event calender)

  • May 18 to May 21; Rio 2016 Paralmypic Athletics test event
  • May 25 to May 27; 3rd Coordination Commission Tokyo 2020

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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Olympic Games: 77 days to go!
Paralympic Games: 110 days to go!

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Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #20/2016

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Coming up

Events from May 13 to May 22; (see full event calender)

  • May 14 to May 16; Rio 2016 Athletics test event
  • May 18 to May 21; Rio 2016 Paralmypic Athletics test event

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The latest news, videos, and discussion topics in our weekly news roundup;


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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Olympic Games: 84 days to go!
Paralympic Games: 117 days to go!

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