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An Inside Look at the London Olympics 2012 Venues

March 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 192

The London Olympics is around the corner. Athletes are training, coaches are pushing, fans are painting their faces with their nation's flag and the excitement throughout London is building. This is the time when nations from across the world come together and compete in the Summer Games.

One of the most remarkable parts of the Olympics, no matter what city is hosting it, are the structures associated with the Olympic Games. This year is no different.

Introducing the Aquatic Center This massive water venue was designed by Zaha Hadid and without argument it will easily be what spectators and athletes talk about for years to come. The design was influenced with water movement and waves in mind. The inspiration is apparent when you see the steel roof shape in the London skyline. It replicates a wave coming through the water. This theme also continues throughout every detail in the building's interior.

The colossal roof alone is an astonishing sight to see. It consists of a 30m steel truss weighing over 70 tons located at the southern wall of the roof. This truss connects to 10 other steel trusses, which are broken down into 4 sections covering up to 120m across before reaching the two northern roof supports.

What separates this roof from past aquatic venues is its capability to expand, twist and contract in response to the city's ever changing weather.

The Olympic Stadium This year, there is a conscience effort to integrate the importance of sustainable living and recycling efforts throughout the duration of The Games. One way London has chosen to spotlight this matter to the world was in the building of the stadium itself.

This stadium is being described as "the most sustainable ever built." The entire top loop was produced from surplus gas pipes while the lower section was created with a minimal need for steel and concrete by having the stadium sit within a basin in the ground. It holds 80,000 people during the competition but only 25,000 are permanent seats. The temporary upper tier seating is created from a combination of lightweight steel and concrete which shall be removed afterwards. This allows it to be used for a wide array of events after it is all over.

The host city has definitely exhibited great thought into the layout, material and style of each venue. Now there is only one thing left to say, "Let the games begin!"

Find out more about how you can use nickel alloy bars and the sustainable material, stainless steel. The Olympic Committee recognized the importance of being environmentally conscience. There is no reason you can't too.

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