|CLIENT:||Olympic Design Authority|
|EVENT:||London 2012 Olympics|
|SERVICE:||Sports Architecture / Technical Architect|
Olympic VenueRoyal Artillery Barracks, London, UK
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.
Architecture – Magma
Engineering – Mott Macdonald
Ballistics expert – Entec
Principal contractor – John Sisk & Sons
Temporary structures contractor – E S Global