Friday, 9 March 2012

London Aquatics Centre

• London aquatics centre is located at A115, Straford, and London, UK.
• It was built on 27 July 2011.
• Its surface is for swimming and diving pools.
• Its construction cost was £269m.
• The capacity is 17,500 (2,500 Post Olympics).

The London Aquatics Centre is an indoor facility with two 50 meter swimming pools and a 25 meter diving pool. It will be one of the main venues of the London 2012 Summer Olympics and the London 2012 Summer Paralympics.

It was designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadidin 2004 before London won the bid. The centre is located in the Olympic Park at Stratford in east London. With its distinctive architecture and curved roof, it will be the first venue visitors see upon entering the Olympic Park.

Despite the cost increases, the centre should stay within the total construction budget for the event, which is an estimated £6.09bn. Construction started in July 2008 and was completed in July 2011.The aluminium roof covering has been provided by KalzipThe steel structure was built in cooperation with Rowecord Engineering. The ceiling was built with 30,000 sections of Red Laura timber.
The six-board dive tower is made from 462 tones of concrete. The steel roof weighs 3,200 tones. The three pools hold around 10 million liters of water.

The Swimming competition at the 2012 Olympics are scheduled to be held:
Pool: 28 July – 4 August 2012 at the London Aquatics Centre, and open water: on 9 & 10 August in The Serpentine in London's Hyde Park.

Olympic Swimming Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange at reasonable prices.
 Sport Ticket Exchange is an excellent place for Olympic fans to buy or sell Olympic Tickets especially Swimming Tickets.

1 comment:

  1. It's a good thing that the aquatics center was finished a year before the 2012 Olympics. Aquatic events, especially swimming, have always entertained people and followers during the Olympics. It’s safe to say that this one is no exception, especially when Mr. Phelps is in the pool.