This area of untapped potential has been developed into a spectacular urban park with world-class venues and new infrastructure links – and the potential for…
Chongming Bicycle Park - consists of a museum, a visitor center, and a multi-purpose hall, is meant to “characterize the relationship between sport, technology, social awareness, recreation, and the evolution of biking.” Visitors can enjoy a car-free, bicycle-friendly environment as they peddle throughout the park and learn about the history of the bicycle in the museum. Each structur...
Madrid- The Madrid Aquatics Center was planned regardless of the outcome of the 2016 vote, and construction began in 2005. This massive, permanent facility is expected to be completed in 2011. The 266 million dollar facility, when completed, will be over 1.1 million square feet & will have a retractable roof. Its maximum capacity is 16,500 spectators, and it will have 4 pools to host different events, including synchronized swimming, water polo, and diving.
Tokyo's 2016 bid included 26 million dollars to transform the existing Odaiba Marine Park into a spectator venue for both open-water swimming and the triathalon. The park is on Tokyo Bay. The entire Tokyo layout had 95% of the events taking place within an 5-mile radius, making it the most compact games in history.
Rio de Janeiro- Swimming and synchronized swimming for the 2016 Olympics will take place at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. This facility, where construction is expected to begin in 2013 and completed in 2015, will be a 38 million dollars facility located in the Barra de Tijuca neighborhood, very close to the Lenk Aquatics Centre. The planned design of this facility is similar in appearance to the Beijing “water cube,” both in shape and in its futuristic feel. Capaticy 18,000
After the Games The Copper Box will become a multi-use sports centre for community use, athlete training and events, operated by Greenwich Leisure Limited. Its flexible design and retractable seating mean it will be suitable for activities ranging from international competition to community sports, and for a wide range of indoor sports, including basketball, handball, badminton, boxing, martial arts, netball, table tennis, wheelchair rugby and volleyball.
Originally built for the Millennium celebrations, North Greenwich Arena has been transformed into a world renowned entertainment destination featuring a 20,000-seater, multi-use arena, an 11-screen cinema, bars, restaurants and more. For the Basketball, Trampoline & Artistic Gymnastic events. Transforming North Greenwich Arena into a London 2012 venue included the installation of temporary items such as tents, cabins, signeage, services and equipment in and around the venue.
The Lee Valley White Water Centre is located 30 kilometres north of the Olympic Park, on the edge of the 1,000-acre River Lee Country Park. The centre has two separate courses: a 300 metre Olympic-standard competition course with a 5.5m descent, & a 160m intermediate/training course with a 1.6m descent. Both courses were built from scratch, along with a 10,000 sq metre lake.This feeds a system of pumps providing the course w/ 15 cubic metres of water per second.