BRIDGES LONDON 2012

Stratford, London

The new bridges of the Olympic Park form the backbone of an infrastructure network for both the Games and the Legacy phases. The 246 hectare site is crossed by numerous waterways and constrained by major roads and railways.

The bridges constitute an essential component in the public realm design of the park. Our design strategy creates a coherent family of bridges characterised by strong but simple forms. These structures are embedded within the landscape and are deliberately understated. This strategy has allowed other bridges, particularly those at the perimeter of the Park, to adopt more individual forms which respond to the specific context.

 

link to London 2012 Olympic Games masterplan

 

Team

Client
LOCOG
Structural engineer
Atkins
Services engineer
Atkins
Civils, acoustics, accessibility
Atkins
Quantity surveyor
RLB
Planning consultant
Savills

Data

Completion date
Summer 2012
CEEQUAL
Excellent
Location
Various including
Olympic Park
Greenwich Park
Horseguards Parade
Hyde Park
Eton Dorney
Weymouth