Gallery: Solar-Powered Recycled Pavilions Unveiled for the 2012 London ...

A recent design competition for the London Olympic Games Information Pavilion generated a remarkable array of projects that make use of recycled materials and solar power. A group of Portuguese architects won the international ideas competition with an Olympic rings-shaped pavilion that showcases recycled steel. Sustainability plays an important roll in the info pavilion - solar panels installed on the top generate power for use in the pavilion. The 2nd and 3rd place winners of the competition hosted by [AC-CA] make use of recycled materials and renewable energy as well - hit the jump to check them out!

The winning entry was designed by Jose Carlos Cruz, Ines Guedes, Miguel Santos, and Antonio Cruz to look like the Olympic rings. The rings are extruded into rooms where visitors can find out information, relax, shop, or get a drink. The Olympic colors are used to in the rings on top of the buildings. The series of intersecting circular rooms incorporates recycled steel, while the rooftop holds solar panels that will generate power for the pavilion during the day.


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