Gallery: The 2012 London Olympic Basketball Stadium Is a Groundbreaking...

Completed a full year in advance, the groundbreaking 2011 London Olympics Basketball Stadium is designed to be deconstructed and recycled. Every four years thousands of spectators converge on a lucky country pre-determined to be the best host for that year's Olympic Games, and until now, that privilege has been bestowed mostly on countries who could afford the mammoth building projects necessary to accommodate the throng. This could change with the innovative white-clad, recyclable basketball stadium, which was designed jointly by Sinclair Knight Merz, Wilkinson Eyre and KSS.

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  1. BColeman July 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Stadium??? It looks more like a fancy over-sized circus tent.

  2. Tafline Laylin June 30, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Good point, thank you. I’ll keep an eye on that.

  3. Tafline Laylin June 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks for the response and linkup!

  4. riqueapollo June 19, 2011 at 11:38 am

    How much did this cost?
    What is the cost of taking it apart?
    There is a financial sustainability aspect–if it is unaffordable, that too, is unsustainable.

  5. calvin June 18, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I would like to say thank you for you taking the time to create this article. Great line up. We will be linking to this on our site. Keep up the great writing.

  6. clezpa June 16, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    This is a great initiative that is becoming more popular, and is a logical step to take in the design of new buildings.
    The Pixel Building in Melbourne has been designed for disassembly, such that 99% of the building facade can be easily dismantled and reused or recycled.

  7. Marko June 14, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Yes, because England sucks at Basketball, they don’t really need a basketball stadium!

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