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Olympic Stadium wins international award

os5Architects Populous have won an award at the 2015 World Architecture Festival for the transformation of the former Olympic Stadium. The award recognises international projects that lead the way in using sports and leisure architecture to affect development and regeneration.

Populous Senior Principal Nicholas Reynolds said, “We are delighted that the London Olympic Stadium Transformation has been recognised for this prestigious award. The chance to transform a Stirling-prize shortlisted stadium is a unique opportunity. In transforming the stadium we were able to create a new halo of spectator facilities, and design a roof that reinforces the architectural legacy of the games, while ensuring that the Stadium remains the iconic visual hub of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The legacy of London 2012 extends far beyond the sporting event, and will be able to affect sports-led regeneration for decades to come.”

Having hosted 5 matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the transformed Stadium will be truly multipurpose, hosting the 2017 IAAF & IPC World Athletics Championships, as well as being the home ground of  West Ham from the 2016-17 season, and the National Competition Centre for athletics in the UK.

 

 

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Olympic Stadium wins international award

  1. I must admit, the more stories I read about the OS the more excited I get.
    Can’t wait fir the club to finally leave
    Money is the future, who needs a soul or history,
    COYL

  2. shame there is NO LIKE button Nige

  3. Shame there ain’t a P#ss off button Sean.
    Though it’s good to know the club read this site, got text late the other night thanking me for my comments on here, ;0)

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