Lets have a swim in a spaceship “London’s Salt Water”

Oct 16, 2019

London Aquatic’s Centre Splay its brawny silvery arm just as a soil jumping out of the watery rug. The center was designed as the rarity of the London 2012 Olympic Games, a slice of Crystalline screenplay designed by the country’s most honored queen of the loop, Zaha Hadid.

It covers an interior facility with two 50-meter (160 foot) swimming bath and a 25 meter (82 foot) plummet pool in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Stratford London. Eye of the main place of the 2012 summer Olympics and the 2012 summer Paralympics, was used for swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming events. The site is 45 meters (148 feet) high, 160 meters (520 feet) long, and 80 meters (260 feet) wide. The wave-like roof is stated to be 11,200 square feet (1,040 m2), a reduction from the previously stated 35,000 square feet (3,300 m2). The design was inspired by the Dollan Aqua Centre in East Kilbride, Scotland

Succeeding remarkable moderation, the center opened to the public in March 2014. It was constructed on 27 July 2011, with a capacity of 17,500(2,500 post-Olympics) And the construction cost was £269 million.


The drawing reveals the compact-concrete aptitude, by displaying the solid finish rather than protective covering, which were given by Peri. The solid ground terracing was constructed by Bell & Webster Concrete in Lincolnshire, England. The terracing units were carried and located to move faster construction. The special six-board drop platform is made from 462 tonnes of concrete. The aluminum ceiling covering was provided by Kalzip. The steel structure was built in cooperation with Rowecord Engineering, of Newport, Wales. The ceiling was built with 30,000 sections of Red Louro timber. The steel roof weighs 3,200 tonnes. The three pools hold around 10 million liters (2.6 million gallons) of water.

After the Paralympic Games, the Aquatic Centre was dissected to make less volume. The mounting wings on both sides of the central space were deconstructed, unbolted, and sold. The PVC wrap that temporarily enclosed the space was also sold, while the seats and toilets were reused elsewhere. As certain parts of the building were no longer needed, they were recycled via Vinyloop. This allowed the standards of the Olympic Delivery Authority concerning environmental protection to be met


At the time of the Games, the site had an extent of 17,500. Both short-lived "airfoil" have been detached, shortening the capacity to a regular 2,800 with an additional 1,000 seats available for major events. Of all the swimming venues built for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Aquatics Centre is the only one that will remain afterward, albeit in a downsized form


After all the Olympic Games the site has been converted, particularly getting rid of temporary seating that definite the middle during the Games. Access to the public was given on March 1, 2014. Concession prices are in order with district relief centers.

The next door stadium was deconstructed after the Olympic Games, which left the Aquatics Centre as the sole swimming venue at the park. The center hosted the 2014 FINA/NVC Diving World Series and the 2016 European Aquatics Championships