Zaha Hadid Architects was commissioned to design The London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The design concept inspired me far beyond the design for the official summer Olympic National Stadium. The concept was inspired by the fluid geometry of water in motion, creating spaces and a surrounding environment in sympathy with the river landscape of the Olympic Park. An undulating roof sweeps up from the ground as a wave, enclosing the pools of the Centre with its unifying gesture.
Brandon E. Young