London 2012 Olympic Water Polo Arena

David Morley Architects, London, 2012


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Temporary 5,000 seat capacity Water Polo venue built for the 2012 Olympics

On a prominent site opposite the Aquatic Centre at the eastern entrance to the Olympic Park the purpose built arena will host a single event at the Games.

The demountable structure, which will be removed from the site after the Games, is is constructed from a kit of parts that comes from, and can be returned to, the supply chain.

The venue, which includes a competition pool, warm-up pool and ancillary accommodation for spectators, athletes, press and VIPs is housed under a sloping roof made from air-inflated recyclable plastic cushions.


  • Begun: Mar 2011
  • Completed: Mar 2012
  • Floor area: 13,500m2
  • Sector: Sports and leisure
  • Procurement: NEC
  • Address: Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E15, United Kingdom

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