London 2012; East Bank construction begins

Map – Sites

  • Stratford Waterfront
    • UAL’s London College of Fashion
    • Sadler’s Wells
    • BBC
    • The V&A including a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution
  • UCL East (university campus)
  • Here East
    • V&A Collection & Research Centre
    • UCL

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

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Press release: Mayor breaks ground to start construction on new culture powerhouse

Tokyo 2020; Article: Reconstruction and robots: can Tokyo 2020 live up to 1964’s Olympic legacy? (The Guardian)

Yoyogi National Stadium. Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Reconstruction and robots: can Tokyo 2020 live up to 1964’s Olympic legacy?

There is a simple riposte to anyone who doubts an Olympics can truly transform a city: Tokyo. When Japan’s capital first won the right to host the Games, in 1959, it suffered from a desperate shortage of housing and functional infrastructure – and the lack of flush toilets meant most waste had to be vacuumed daily out of cesspits underneath buildings by “honey wagon” trucks. But within five years Japan’s capital had undergone such a metamorphosis that visitors to the 1964 Olympics responded with stunned awe.

Source: The Guardian
Full article: Reconstruction and robots: can Tokyo 2020 live up to 1964’s Olympic legacy?

London 2012; Lee Valley White Water Centre

© Martijn Giebels

 

Lee Valley White Water Centre

  • Architect (main building); FaulknerBrowns Architects
  • Year completed; 2010
  • Length; 300m
  • Capacity; 12,000 (2012)
  • Olympic Sports; Canoe Slalom
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Legacy; White-water slalom centre

 

Location

 

Photos

© Martijn Giebels
© Martijn Giebels
© Martijn Giebels

 

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