London Aquatics Centre

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The London Aquatics Centre is an indoor facility with two 50 m swimming pools and a 25 m diving pool in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London.wikipedia
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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The London Aquatics Centre is an indoor facility with two 50 m swimming pools and a 25 m diving pool in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London.
It contains the athletes' Olympic Village and several of the sporting venues including the London Stadium and London Aquatics Centre, besides the London Olympics Media Centre.

Swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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The centre, one of the main venues of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, was used for the swimming, diving and synchronised swimming events.
The swimming competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London took place from 28 July to 4 August at the Aquatics Centre.

Zaha Hadid

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The centre was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid in 2004 before London won the bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Her major works include the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics, Michigan State University's Broad Art Museum in the US, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and the Beijing Daxing International Airport in China.

Synchronized swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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The centre, one of the main venues of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, was used for the swimming, diving and synchronised swimming events.
Synchronized swimming competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were held from Sunday 5 August to Friday 10 August, at the London Aquatics Centre.

Stratford, London

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The London Aquatics Centre is an indoor facility with two 50 m swimming pools and a 25 m diving pool in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London.
The London Aquatics Centre is also in the park and is an indoor facility with two 50-metre (160-foot) swimming pools and further has a 25-metre (82-foot) diving pool.

2012 Summer Olympics

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The centre, one of the main venues of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, was used for the swimming, diving and synchronised swimming events.
"The majority of temporary facilities created for the Olympic Games including the Aquatic centre temporary stands, basketball arena, Water Polo Arena, and the shooting facilities at the Royal Artillery Barracks, are essentially big tents. Basically PVC stretched over lightweight steel frame. This design solution makes them efficient to install, reduces the need for any significant foundations and are, of course, reusable. We were challenged by the public around the use of PVC; but we considered it to be the right material for certain functions. We therefore challenged the PVC supply chain to have certain environmental performance criteria in place, including a take back and recycle scheme" says Kirsten Henson, Materials Manager for the London 2012 Olympic Park.

Diving at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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The centre, one of the main venues of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, was used for the swimming, diving and synchronised swimming events.
The diving competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place from 29 July to 11 August at the Aquatics Centre within the Olympic Park.

London Stadium

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It was built alongside the Water Polo Arena and opposite the Olympic Stadium on the opposite bank of the Waterworks River.
200 m to the east is the Waterworks River; with the London Aquatics Centre on its eastern bank.

London bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics

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The centre was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid in 2004 before London won the bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
At time of the bid the following were the tentative completion dates for some of the remaining venues: Channel Tunnel/Stratford rail link (2007); Aquatics Centre and London Velopark (2008); East London line extension (2010); Olympic Stadium and Heathrow's Terminal Five final completion (2011).

Water Polo Arena

It was built alongside the Water Polo Arena and opposite the Olympic Stadium on the opposite bank of the Waterworks River.
It was situated in the south-east corner of the Olympic Park, alongside the Aquatics Centre, and opposite the Olympic Stadium on the opposite bank of the Waterworks River.

Beijing National Aquatics Center

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The 50-m pool is 3 metres deep, like the one in the Beijing National Aquatics Center, in order to be fast.
The London 2012 Aquatics Centre is the same depth, which leads many to believe the London pool is as fast as, if not faster than, the Beijing pool.

Waterworks River

It was built alongside the Water Polo Arena and opposite the Olympic Stadium on the opposite bank of the Waterworks River.
Whilst running through the park, which hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics, the river forms the border between the London Aquatics Centre on one bank, and the Olympic Stadium on the other.

Balfour Beatty

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The construction contract was awarded to Balfour Beatty in April 2008.

VinyLoop

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As certain parts of the building were no longer needed, they were recycled via Vinyloop.
Roofing covers of the Olympic Stadium, the Water Polo Arena, the London Aquatics Centre and the Royal Artillery Barracks will be deconstructed and a part will be recycled in the VinyLoop process.

Greenwich Leisure Limited

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On 9 January 2012 it was announced that GLL would be managing the Aquatics Centre and Multi-Use Arena of the London 2012 Olympic Games from 2013 for 10 years.

Swimming pool

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The London Aquatics Centre is an indoor facility with two 50 m swimming pools and a 25 m diving pool in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London.

Diving (sport)

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The London Aquatics Centre is an indoor facility with two 50 m swimming pools and a 25 m diving pool in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London.

2012 Summer Paralympics

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The centre, one of the main venues of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, was used for the swimming, diving and synchronised swimming events.

Pritzker Architecture Prize

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The centre was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid in 2004 before London won the bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Dollan Baths

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The design was inspired by the Dollan Aqua Centre in East Kilbride, Scotland.

Jacques Rogge

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Jacques Rogge, IOC President, described the Centre as a "masterpiece".

Value-added tax

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The cost increases were attributed to construction inflation and VAT increases, and also included the estimated cost of converting the facility for public use after the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Precast concrete

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By exposing the concrete finish rather than painting or cladding, the design demonstrates the precast-concrete skills provided by Peri.