Just add water

Fans of concrete architecture had quite a bit to cheer at the Olympics this summer, most notably Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre – 50,000 cubic metres of concrete sculpted into two swimming pools and three perfectly smooth diving boards, all enclosed by swirling walls and a ceiling laced with skylights. It was a shoe-in for the cover of the Olympics-themed autumn issue of Concrete Quarterly, which I edit for UBM and the Concrete Centre, which features the full story behind its design and construction and some gorgeous pool-side photographs (with no swimmers around to spoil the view either).

Author: Katie Puckett

I'm a journalist who has been writing, editing and subbing business magazines for nearly 20 years. I write regularly on all aspects of the built environment – architecture, engineering, construction, property, investment, housing, planning, economics, sustainability, climate change adaptation, technology, insurance – and I’m always up for getting to grips with new topics. I’m also co-founder of Wordmule, a company that creates bespoke editorial and marketing content about buildings and cities.

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