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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Aquatics Centre London

The Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park in east London was designed by the award-winning Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and forms part of the gateway into Olympic Park. The Aquatics Centre was used for the swimming, diving and synchronized swimming events at the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.

Diving Pool, Aquatics Centre London


The Aquatics Centre's vital statistics are: completed in 2011 after three years of construction work, seating capacity 17,500 reduced to 2,500 post-Games, 160m long and 80m wide roof done in a wave motif, three pools - a 50m competition pool, a 25m diving pool and a 50m warm-up pool holding 10 million litres of water, creche and cafe.

Aquatics Centre Windows London

The windows of the Aquatics Centre have a steel design in the shape of the Olympic Rings. The Aquatics Centre is now undergoing extensive modification so it can be re-opened to the public in 2014.

Stratford Tube Station is the nearest station on the Central Line, Jubilee Line, Docklands Light Railway and North London Line.

Aquatics Centre London 2012


Aquatics Centre
Olympic Park
Stratford
London
E20 2ZQ

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