2010London 2012 Games Basketball Arena

Client

Barr Construction

Location

London

Architect

Wilkinson Eyre

Contractor

Barr Construction

Fabric

PVC

Product

Services

Basketball Arena Temporary Demountable Structure

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.

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. 

Result

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.

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