London 2012; Video Bobby Moore Academy (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)

Bobby Moore Academy, Olympic Park, London – Penoyre & Prasad from Penoyre & Prasad on Vimeo.

The David Ross Education Trust Bobby Moore Academy comprises a new primary school and secondary school split over two sites. Located in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is built to serve the growing local community. The 2FE primary school for 420 children is located along the Lee Navigation Canal to the west of the Olympic stadium.

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
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PyeongChang 2018; Map PyeongChang Olympic Plaza

Map: The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)

 

The PyeongChang Olympic Plaza has the pentagonal Olympic Stadium as an eye-catcher. This stadium is the first temporary Olympic Stadium in history. Next to the stadium is Medal Plaza. On this square the medals will be awarded daily. Besides, cultural activities will also be organised here.

 

 

PyeongChang 2018; Asif Khan to design building in Olympic Park

The British architect Asif Khan has designed a building for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Park:

“This impossibly black building will have four curved walls, but from a distance, it will look like a slit of blackness. Each of the facades will be studded with thousands of tiny lights — like stars against the night sky.”

Source: CNN – The darkest material on earth will create a ‘schism in space’ for the Winter Olympics. Retrieved 21:50, November 14, 2017, from http://edition.cnn.com/style/article/vantablack-blackest-black/index.html

 

Asif Khan also designed pavilions for the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

 

London 2012 Coca-Cola Beatbox by Asif Khan. Photo: Martijn Giebels

London 2012; Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as seen from the ArcelorMittal Orbit [August 2017]

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PyeongChang 2018; Map Gangneung Olympic Park

Map: The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)

 

Next to the existing Curling Centre and Gangneung Stadium three new permanent stadiums have been built for ice hockey, speed skating, short track speed skating and figure skating. Together, these venues constitute Gangneung Olympic Park.

During the Olympic Games, a number of temporary facilities and pavilions will be placed for the visitors, including a megastore, restaurants and several sponsor pavilions. Images of sports events will be alternated with cultural activities on the live site.

 

 

London 2012; Restoration Carpenters Road Lock (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) in two videos

 

 

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Rio 2016; Barra Olympic Park transformed into ‘Nova Cidade do Rock’ for Rock in Rio

From September 15th to 17th, and September 21th to 24th, the Rock in Rio music festival will be held in Barra Olympic Park for the first time. You can see below some photos and videos of the first days of this event. (The images also show that the Aquatics Center has not been dismantled yet)

 

 

 

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