London Olympic Shooting Venues


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TYPE: Olympic Venues
SEATS: 7,500
CLIENT: Olympic Design Authority
EVENT: London 2012 Olympics
SERVICE:  Sports Architecture / Technical Architect

Olympic Venue

Royal Artillery Barracks, London, UK
London Olympic Shooting Venues

Pattern Design supported Mott Macdonald and Magma Architects, as sports design specialist and technical delivery architect for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic shooting venues (10m, 25m, 50m, trap, skeet and archery).

The challenge the team faced was creating high-quality but cost-effective temporary venues for Olympic shooting events. The three buildings at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich are fully demountable and reusable, as well as, fully compliant with the operational requirements of the Games.

With a 7,500-seat capacity, the three temporary venues achieved extensive recognition for their light appearance, lasting impact, sustainability and iconic colours.

Designed to be easily dismantled and reassembled, the three buildings (two partially-closed structures and one fully-enclosed venue), disappeared within three weeks from the conclusion of the last event, without any permanent change to the historic buildings or grounds.


Team members 

Architecture – Magma

Engineering – Mott Macdonald

Ballistics expert – Entec

Principal contractor – John Sisk & Sons

Temporary structures contractor – E S Global