New images revealing the renovated London 2012 Aquatics Centre have been unveiled by the London Legacy Development Corporation. The removal of temporary seating structures and installation of 628 panes of glass and external doors has now been completed.
The Zaha Hadid designed and Balfour Beatty built structure needed a team of six to install one pane of glass at a time.
The average size for each is pane is 1.5m by 3m, each weighing 250kg. The glass has been printed with a dot matrix pattern, which varies in size and pattern over the elevations and is designed to partially restrict vision through the glass. This aims to protect the privacy of the centre’s users and to allow natural daylight to flow through.
The centre will open to the public next spring.