London Aquatics Centre

JA+U : London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

JA+U : London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects
The swimming / diving venue for the 2012 London Olympics is located on the south eastern edge of the Olympic Park. 

JA+U : London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

*Site plan (Olympic Mode) provided by architect

The centre is positioned perpendicular to a pedestrian bridge connecting the park and Stratford.

JA+U : London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

JA+U : London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

*Second Floor Plan (Olympic Mode) provided by architect

The venue for the Olympics can house up to 17,500 audience for swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo finals, and the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon.

JA+U : London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

JA+U : London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

*Longitudinal section (Olympic mode) provided by architect

JA+U : London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

*Roof diagram provided by ARUP

The steel-framed roof over the main pool is supported only at three points: a wall at the south end and two concrete cores to the north. This is described in the diagram by structural engineer, ARUP. This solution allows the perimeter under the roof to house additional seating during the Olympics. After the event, the seating will be removed and the perimeter will be glazed.

JA+U : London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects is based in London, UK. Their recent works include; Evelyn Grace Academy, Guangzhou Opera House; and MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome.