London’s Olympic Stadium is the center of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games. This is the last stop in the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay. This stadium is also the venue for the organize sporting events as well as the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The yard is located in the Olympic Park Stratford, London’s Lower Lea Valley East End. The stadium has a capacity of 80,000. Therefore, this is the third-largest stadium in the UK after Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium. Currently the yard is home to West Ham United F.C.
For nearly three years, more than 5,250 workers were involved in the construction of this £ 486 million ($ 777 million) project. The new project is located in Stratford, east of London. By design, this stadium can be significantly removed after the 2012 Olympic Games, leaving only 25,000 or 60,000 seats.
The 2012 Olympic Games stadium took a new approach. From sustainable architecture to temporary architecture – use only the materials, structures and operating systems needed for the event, then convert it for longer-term future use.
The 2012 Olympics were a catalyst for urban regeneration in East London, implementing a 20-30-year construction plan in just a decade and creating the largest parks for the city in more than 100 years. by. The stadium will also bring a sporting legacy to London, part of which will host the 2017 IAAF Athletics Championships.
Interesting things of the 2012 Olympic Stadium:
• 800,000 tons of land was removed before construction could begin
• 62.7m – the stadium height is half the size of the London Eye and is equivalent to the central span of the Tower Bridge
• 50km, which is the length when the stadium seats are next to each other
• 34 non-passenger double-decker buses – the weight the roof can withstand
• 56 different colors of rows of glass railings.
The awards that this project received:
• Emirates Glass LEAF (Leading European Architects Forum) Award 2012
• The RIBA 2012 award by the Royal British Institute of Architecture.