A futuristic structure that can flex and change shape like a human body is to be built for the Athens Olympic Games. The design, by New York firm ROEWUarchitecture, won an international competition that attracted 470 entries. The submission statement from project architects Chiafang Wu and Stephen Roe said: "We propose a network of node points linked by rigid and semi-rigid structural members but also by information flows." Whereas the rigid members are timber struts, the semi-rigid members are made of a "shape-memory alloy" currently being developed at Stanford Research Institute.