July 26, 2012
The 2012 Olympic Games are almost upon us! With tomorrow’s opening ceremony, London will welcome thousands of visitors into the Olympic Park, as well as the millions of viewers who will be watching the proceedings from their homes. Many athletes will compete, hoping to win the gold and the glory, but many people do not realize that architecture is also an Olympic event. With many gigantic venues having to be built from scratch, the Olympics is a time for designers, from starchitects to unknowns, to prove their mettle. Here, we present a round-up of many of the Olympic projects we’ve covered, and some we haven’t. Click on through to see the venues and other assorted architectural paraphernalia.