A competition proposal for a temporary Water Polo venue for the London Olympic Park 2012.
As one of the first buildings to be seen on arrival at the Olympic Park and a significant structure at the heart of the campus, it was essential to create a building to enhance the visitor experience. At the same time the temporary nature of the venue meant that we had to create a cost effective solution to provide dramatic impact, as well as ideal playing and viewing conditions within a largely reusable or recyclable structure.
Our design for the venue incorporated a soft undulating form in response to both the function of the building and the architecture of the Aquatics Centre. Simple, cost effective, modular components were proposed to create a dramatic and memorable internal space appropriate for an Olympic event.