London 2012 has released stunning new images of the state-of-the-art Olympic Stadium at the heart of the capital’s plans. The computer-generated illustrate an 80,000 seat capacity stadium; its design was inspired by the human form with its roof forms reminiscent of the way that muscles support the body. The park will also include a 20,000 sear aquatics center, design by Zaha Hadid, it has a dramatic S-shaped roof. Image above belongs to London 2012, for more information and stunning images, visit
London 2013 official website.
Cities have long used the Olympics to reinvigorate their infrastructure and image. Barcelona revamped itself for the 1992 games with a recovered waterfront, new highways, and stadiums by masters like Rafael Moneo; Athens built new roads, subways, and grand stadiums by no less a figure than Santiago Calatrava for the 2004 games; and Beijing is putting together a dazzling mix of new architecture, such as Herzog & de Meuron’s nestlike stadium, for 2008. Architecture is also being used as a powerful tool to win the games themselves. The competition for the 2012 Olympics has engaged some of the world’s most renowned architects, engineers, and landscape designers bent on wooing the attention of the International Olympic Committee. Architects’ bids were submitted in late November, and the winner will be chosen in July 2005. In the meantime, design teams have created possible venues, parks, and master plans that should raise eyebrows among the Olympic powers that be, not to mention Olympic fans. – Sam Lubell
Wow…it seems like it is set in a wonderland…it don’t seem like London
I wonder if it really is going to end up like that….hmmmm??
hi london…. best wishes for 2012 olympic from an indian…
hope it looks as good as that in real life!
will be hoping to volunteer :D
yeah that doesnt look like london at all. if it does turn out like that i’ll be impressed. it looks amazing. best wishes.
ps from an american. haha just joking
“S-shaped roof. Image above belongs to London 2012, for more information and stunning images, visit London 2013 official website.”
I’m guessing it should be the 2012 official website.
Ans also I thought they were using crystal palace as the pool and just regenerating it…
i think 2008 beijing is the best olympic ever!
I thoght that The Sydney Oylmpic’s rocked as I’m From Melb Australia.
The Closing Cermony of Beijing Cermony looked awsome for the part of London…
London will rock the 2012 Olympic cermony & all through it’s tie there….
Go London… rock on.. !!! ;-)
Hopeing to come to the U.K very soon to expriance the Country for myself…
Best Wishes.. Good Luck..
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The stadiums are very beautiful. All the best wishes to London to host an amazing Summer Olympics. Looking forward to visit these places with Ludus Tours.
thas great i like it, nugh respect to the design team which worked upon comprehensive plan for the Stadium.