Architect: Zaha Hadid
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
General Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Location: Stratford, London

Stuated in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Stratford, London, the Aquatics Centre was one of the main venues of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, with two 50-metre (160-foot) swimming pools and a 25-metre (82-foot) diving pool

The London RIBA Sterling Award Winning venue,  is a concept 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.

The building has three main components: a cast in-situ concrete podium; a wide spanning steel roof, encased in timber louvres on its underbelly and aluminium cladding, with standing seams on top. Glazed facades infill between the two, with bronze coloured aluminium frames.