Architecture of the olympic games on the Thames – multifunctional sport and entertainment facilities

Janusz Barnaś


Observations concerning multifunctional sport and entertainment facilities of London indicate a number of problems associated with their use. These large and undoubtedly expensive buildings should be designed in a way enabling their flexible use and change of their functional layout taking into account the adaptation to requirements and trends, which in the extreme case, were not known at the moment of creating the objectives and design of these facilities. Sometimes, before the completion of construction process, its handover and opening, it turns out, that functional solutions are not following the latest standards of this buildings’ type. A separate issue is the construction of special purpose buildings, which by reason of their single use or unique character of the event, for which they were designed and constructed, have to be later adjusted to the needs of everyday use or dismantled.

Słowa kluczowe: architecture, architectural form, continuation, modernity, historical context, cultural context, multifunctional sport and entertainment facilities

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