Friday, 20 March 2009

Olympic Cauldron

The 'temporary' Olympics Stadium design for London 2012, is neither very cheap nor recyclable, according to critique. The Architects' Journal has highlighted the Stadium's spurious temporality, sustainability and flexibility.

At a recent Newham mentoring launch event, I saw a presentation of the stadium project by Jeremy Harmsworth from McAlpine construction, suggesting that a large proportion of seating could be removed after the event - but the elaborate roof would remain, and the toilet and waste systems seemed conventional. 'Building the Dream' this week on the BBC gave an account of the politically sensitive background to the project. Meanwhile in East London, at last week's activity with teenage construction diploma students, we prototyped a structure to carry the cauldron.

CABE Review Finch AJ
The Games