Basketball Arena with reflections of the sun on the cladding
Basketball Arena with reflections of the sun on the cladding

Basketball Arena with reflections of the sun on the cladding

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Parklands_110408_094

Parklands_110408_094

The Royal Artillery Barracks
The Royal Artillery Barracks

The Royal Artillery Barracks

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120416 LOCOG Aerials_054

120416 LOCOG Aerials_054

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Olympic Stadium_090127_004

Olympic Stadium_090127_004

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Olympic Stadium panorama_091209_101

Olympic Stadium panorama_091209_101

Parkland's in bloom
Parkland's in bloom

Parkland's in bloom

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Olympic Stadium aerial view_090716_136

Olympic Stadium aerial view_090716_136

Olympic Park underground powerlines
Olympic Park underground powerlines

Olympic Park underground powerlines

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Pylon dismantling_081029_061

Pylon dismantling_081029_061

Olympic Park underground powerlines
Olympic Park underground powerlines

Olympic Park underground powerlines

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Stadium Flowers_100811_016

Stadium Flowers_100811_016

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Basketball Arena_100621_137

Basketball Arena_100621_137

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120416 LOCOG Aerials_029

120416 LOCOG Aerials_029

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Architect Friederich Ludewig of ACME reveals what goes into designing the London 2012 Olympic Park and Masterplan

In our two-part Olympic Special, Creative Mapping met up with German architect Friedrich Ludewig , director of the London architecture firm ACME, and the creative mind who led one of the teams who worked on the infrastructure and design of the Masterplan and London 2012 Olympic Park. In the first half of our interview series, Creative Mapping spoke with Friedrich Ludewig about the initial ideas for the park and how they were executed in keeping with the legacy and interpretation of the 2012 Olympics held in the United Kingdom. The international renowned Olympic project was not simply offered to Ludewig and his team, but it was won in a competition hosted by the London Development Agency in 2004. The truest achievement in its development came in ensuring that the design would not only adapt to the Olympic games but that it could also be converted into a public space in keeping with the aesthetics of the city after the games had ended.

“We entered [the competition] as a consortium of a number of companies because the brief requested required a number of expertise in areas that no company could probably offer in one go” Friedrich Ludewig

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