With the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games taking place in a few hours' time, take a look at this annotated aerial photo of the Olympic Park, which we've tagged with info about all the key venues and nearby buildings (click here to see the image). More »
Tag: London 2012 Olympics
Dezeen Wire: architect Zaha Hadid has denied her design for the London 2012 Aquatics Centre is to blame for the 600 tickets sold to Olympic spectators unaware they'll have a restricted view of the top diving events. More »
Dezeen Wire: design critic Alice Rawsthorn asks whether the London 2012 Olympic logo has won over the public since it's launch in 2007 when Wolff Olins, creators of the mark, assured an outraged public that they would learn to love it - New York Times
Dezeen Wire: London 2012 organisers have started selling off the furniture that will used by athletes in the Olympic Village before the games have even begun.
Items for sale range from beds and tables to clothes racks and mail sorters and can be purchased online at www.remainsofthegames.co.uk.
Dezeen Wire: the shadow Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has criticised London 2012 organisers over the stringent marketing rules that will prevent architects from entering their Olympics projects into awards – The Guardian
"This kind of stricture was never the intention when the rules were designed," said Jowell. "I hope that a reasonable compromise can be found so that these great British architects can get the recognition that they deserve."
Dezeen Wire: The Telegraph interviews architect Dame Zaha Hadid on her career and her design for the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games, with Hadid revealing that she hasn't been invited to the games: "“Not me, not a single member of my team has been invited to a single event in the pool or anything” - The Telegraph
Related: Zaha Hadid becomes a dame
Movie: Thomas Heatherwick talks to Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about his top-secret design for the cauldron that will hold the London 2012 Olympic flame in this interview filmed at his ongoing exhibition at the V&A museum in London. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. More »
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