Tag: London 2012 Olympics

"Despite changes, there's little to love
in 2012 Olympics logo" - New York Times

London 2012 Olympic logo

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

Read more about the logo here and see all our stories about the London 2012 Olympics here.

London 2012 marketing rules damage architects
- shadow Olympics Minister


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."

Earlier this week, Wilkinson Eyre were presented with a "protest award" at the 2012 New London Awards for their Basketball Arena designed with Sinclair Knight Merz and KSS.

See our story on Wilkinson Eyre's Basketball Arena | See all our stories on the London 2012 Olympics

"London 2012 Olympics: Zaha Hadid, the eternal outsider" - The Telegraph

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

See our story on Hadid's Aquatics Centre | All our stories on Zaha Hadid | All our stories on the London 2012 Olympics

"Olympics stadium disappoints architects,
but supporting cast save day" - Guardian


Dezeen Wire:
 architects Piers Gough and Amanda Levete plus architectural historian Charles Jencks have given their verdict on the architecture of the Olympic site in an article for British newspaper The Guardian.

While the Olympic stadium and handball arena are severely criticised by the group, all three praise the velodrome and aquatics centre.

Read the full story here and see our special feature rounding up all the permanent structures for the London 2012 games here.