London 2012 Games - Basketball Arena

Basketball Arena Temporary Demountable Structure

Project Outline

London 2012 Games Basketball Arena is a structure of heroic proportions. Innovative and efficient, the structure had to deliver on many levels, as it was the largest temporary structure on the Olympic Park.

London 2012 Games - Basketball Arena

Our Solution

Awesome seems a fitting word to describe it. The individual roof panels alone weighed 3/4 of a tonne each. A feat to behold, it was also a feat to install! If its awe inspiring presence in the Park wasn’t enough, the stunning structure became a London 2012 Games showman when it reflected the planned lighting display. 

 

Results

A ‘skeleton’ frame measuring 30m high and spanning 96m, swathed in 20,000m2 of crystal white tensile fabric made by Verseidag, the arena resembles a magnificent, gigantic ice cube.

Tensile fabric temporary structure - The London 2012 Games Basketball Arena
Tensile fabric structure - The London 2012 Games Basketball Arena
Aerial view of the The London 2012 Games Basketball Arena
Demountable fabric structure - The London 2012 Basketball Arena

Project Summary

Client
Barr Construction
Location
Stratford, London
Date
2010
Architect
Wilkinson Eyre
Contractor
ODA
Fabric
PVC
Product
Bespoke Tensile Fabric Structures
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance