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

 
Unfortunately, as great as these ideas are, the competition was purely for conceptual designs and the projects will not actually be built. The competition sought to "encourage and reward design excellence at a small scale which integrates function, structure, details and the spirit of the games, as well as encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal."

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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