OLYMPIC SHOOTING ARENAS

MAGMA ARCHITECTURE

Photos courtesy of Magma Architecture, Hufton+Crow, J.L. Diehl

OLYMPIC SHOOTING ARENAS

MAGMA ARCHITECTUREarchmarathonMAGMA ARCHITECTURE
Charlottenstrasse 95
10969 Berlin, Germany
www.magmaarchitecture.com
Category:
Sport
Project selected:
OLYMPIC SHOOTING ARENAS
Location:
London, England
Year:
2012

The three buildings comprise 3.800 seats divided between two partially enclosed ranges for the 25 and 10/50 m qualifying rounds and a fully enclosed finals range. Together they form a campus on the green field.
The design of the shooting venue was driven by the desire to evoke an experience of flow and precision inherent in the shooting sport through the dynamically curving space. All three ranges were configured in a crisp, white double curved membrane façade studded with vibrantly colored openings.
As well as animating the façade these dots operate as tensioning nodes that reduce the amount of required steel structure.
The fresh and light appearance of the buildings enhances the festive and celebrative character of the Olympic event.
All three of the venues are fully mobile, every joint has been designed so it can be reassembled; and no composite materials or adhesives were used.
After the event the buildings have be dismantled and sold to new owners. They will be reused in parts for the Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, as equestrian hall and as part of a leisure center.

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