Project Description


  • london olympics

Languages available: EN ES

Customizable tour: Yes

Recommended group size per guide: 25

Duration: 4 hours

DESCRIPTION – London: Post Olympics Architecture

Discover this city tour in London and visit the architecture from the Summer Olympic Games in 2012 with the company of one of our professional guide-architects.

The Olympic Games, celebrated in London in 2012 transformed the Lower Lea Valley zone, on the east side of the city. In the upcoming months of that year, the “Legacy Corporation” carried out a construction program called “Clear, Connect, Complete”. Among other things, it connects the park with highways and roads and completes the green zones in order to leave a legacy for London.

Since the closing ceremony, the temporary installations necessary for the Olympic Games were removed, including the Riverbank Arena and the cover of the Olympic Stadium. The cycle track was transformed for public use, uniting cycling enthusiasts. The Aquatic Center by Zaha Hadid went under renovations, which converted it into an entertainment center. The interior of the “Copper Box” used for handball will also be renovated.

Highlights of the tour:

-ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower by Anish Kapoor

-London Aquatics Center by Zaha Hadid

-Copper Box by Populous

-Velodrome by Hopkins Architects

-Basketball Arena by Wilkinson Eyre

-Royal Artillery Barracks by Magma Architecture

On the tour, we will visit an area that has continued to change over the last years and will complete transformation of the zone. It will be very interesting to be able to see this process, to understand what the Olympic Games have meant to the people of London and get a feeling for what they will mean in the future.

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