2012 | Olympic Park Construction | London Site visit

I was lucky enough to visit the construction site for the 2012 Olympic based in East London. Our trip was currated by Dan Epstein (Head of Sustainable Development & Regeneration), as part of the program of events put together by Greengaged (www.greengaged.com), throughout London Design Week 2009.  

Water way
Water way
Aquatics Stadium
Aquatics Stadium
Athlete's Village
Athlete's Village

The scale of this project is enormous! Everyone involved seems to be making a real effort towards a sustainable build and use of the area. We saw the soil washing plant which cleanses the soil from the chemicals that have leached there for years (the ground was previously a dump site).  

2012 Stadium
2012 Stadium

The 2012 Stadium, which seats 80,000 people can be down sized to 20,00 seats after the Olympic and the materials can be reprocessed/reused. For more info:

http://www.bestvenue.com/cs/blogs/olympics/archive/tags/Dan+Epstein/default.aspx

http://www.london2012.com/blog/contributors/80300594.php

Posted on October 22, 2009 and filed under London, Sustainable Design.