London Aquatics Centre

london aquatic center

The London Aquatics Centre was built for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The project was completed in 2011 and was designed by Zaha Hadid. The overall shape of it is fitting as the fluid and curved edges of the building are inspired by water. It contains three pools and was built to seat 17,500 for the Olympic Games. The architecture is done in the deconstructivism style that is post-modern. The theme of such architecture is to focus on fragmentation and  less on sharp forms and lines. The curved, asymmetrical style of this building is evidence of that. I appreciate that the architect was inspired by the purpose of the building when designing it, and I like the relationship it exhibits of that. The roof is very unique compared to any other buildings I have viewed. The tall windows also stand out when viewing the picture. Their purpose is to let in an abundance of natural light. After the games the Centre was open for other competitions then went through a transformation and is now open to swimmers of any skill level.

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