London 2012: Sustainable Design: Delivering a Games Legacy (Hardback)

by Hattie Hartman

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Designing the greenest Olympic games in history Beginning with the bidding process, planners for London's 2012 Olympics envisioned nothing less than a transformation of East London with permanent structures that would bring to life the driving creative principle of sustainability. In London 2012, this visionary undertaking is documented in brilliant full colour--with in progress construction photos, computer-generated visualisations, and detailed construction drawings. Arranged around individual case studies, starting with the large-scale infrastructure and transport work in Stratford, the book then addresses individual structures, including the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, as well as finer design details. Written by an architect and the sustainability editor for the Architects Journal, London 2012 is a wide-angle look at how environmental thinking has informed all aspects of staging and planning the Olympic games--from transportation to entertainment and nowhere more than in the design of specific venues. Includes 250 colour images including specially commissioned photography Examines key Olympic structures, including the Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome, and the Aquatics Centre Includes the landscape plan for the Lea Valley Sheds light on other design elements, including lighting, product design, and graphics Includes key data and metrics throughout highlighting sustainability standards A thorough, brilliantly documented look at just how sustainability standards, at the micro and macro levels, have made the 2012 games unique in Olympic history, London 2012 gives future design professionals a rich seam of knowledge to draw from--and Olympic fans, who cherish the earth's resources, something to celebrate.

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