2012 Media Centre Gets Thumbs-Down From Architects

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 119 months ago
2012 Media Centre Gets Thumbs-Down From Architects


Taking Londonist's lead, Cabe, the Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment, has described the twin buildings that will house journliasts during the Games as a "deeply disappointing" blight on the Stratford site, and accused the Olympic Delivery Authority of demonstrating a "paucity of imagination and analysis". They also compared the design to a "large-scale shed" built on pre-Olympics standards in the Lower Lea Valley. In modern architectural terms, that's about as big a smack-down as you can get. Cabe has refused to endorse the proposal, citing concerns about its post-Games legacy under the current design. The ODA, which has been forced to pony up the £355 million cost itself after private investors pulled out, claims that consultation on the buildings' exterior is "ongoing".

Last Updated 28 April 2009