Olympicopolis London, England

2013-2014

Company:

Buro Ole Scheeren, Beijing

Project Website:

Desciption:

The Olympicopolis envisions the unique potential and vibrant synergy of combining the diverse cultural partner institutions on a high-density site in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The ensemble of interconnected buildings manifests the extraordinary creative energy and collaborative presence of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A East), a second museum; University of the Arts London's (UAL); and the Sadler's Wells Theatre. Olympicopolis will form a new cultural anchor, in the emerging urban context of East London, whose buildings and connective public realm will be inhabited and activated by diverse forms of creativity, making, learning, performance, and interaction.

My role on the project was to develop and design various sensitive massing studies that sought to take advantage of the tight building height restrictions and different program-specific daylighting allowances. As the project develops, I was tasked with creating a prototypical approach that would fit the site constraints.

Team:

Ole Scheeren  Partner (Design)
Eric Chang  Partner (Management)
Dan Cheong  Project Lead

Tom Benson, Jeffrey Cheng, Olivia Fontanetti, Marcel Holmberg, Tait Kaplan, Hao Li, Virginia Chiappa Nunez, Yanyadech Phornphong, Chiara Storino, Kai Wong, Bruno Zhao

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