Our tour last week of the Olympics site showed the box-ticking eye candy of the Stadium, Velodrome and Aquatic Centre coming into view, but over the weekend a less exciting edifice had the modest distinction of being the first 2012 building to be completed. The electricity substation, a black-brick structure housing three transformers owned by EDF Energy, was designed by Glaswegian group Nord. With its featureless facade and utilitarian nature it probably won't inspire the general populace in a fit of Olympic enthusiasm, but it's an important milestone nonetheless. Architects' Journal has a comprehensive photo gallery of the substation.
First Olympics Building Is Completed
Last Updated 12 October 2009