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First, a look at the greenest parts of the project: the studio has incorporated geothermal heat and a rainwater cooling system within the stadium concept, along with the commitment to recycle greywater. Could this be an encouraging sign that the Olympic committee will try to lessen the Games’environmental strain from such an early stage?

The design was also rewarded for its innovation and dynamism, which Sport Council judges acknowledged was particularly appropriate for sporting activities. Certain elements are fluid and multi-purpose, such as the sliding roof that is perfect for open-air concerts and a towering arch for engineers to sink their teeth into. After competing with 10 other architecture firms, the winning studio can now put all these ideas into action.

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