Architect will design venue cluster at north end of Olympic Park
Stanton Williams has been confirmed as the winning architect for Eton Manor, the last significant design contract for the Olympic Games.
The architect, tipped by Building last week to scoop the contract, will design a cluster of temporary and permanent buildings at the north end of the Olympic Park.
Stanton Williams was selected from a shortlist that included Adjaye Associates, Bennetts Associates and David Morley Architects, Opus International, S&P, and Sports Concepts.
During the Olympic Games, Eton Manor will host gymnastics and aquatics athlete training in temporary facilities. Paralympic archery and tennis events will also be held there.
After the Games have finished, the venues will be converted to a permanent hockey centre and tennis facilities for the benefit of local sporting teams and individuals. The ODA will also build two bridges to link the Eton Manor site with the surrounding areas.
John Armitt, chairman of the ODA, said: “Stanton Williams was awarded the contract on the basis of an excellent track record in delivering first class design projects in an innovative and sustainable way with a sound proposal for legacy mode.”
The collected architects for the 2012 Olympic Games venues are:
- Allies & Morrison (preferred candidate for the Media Centre)
- HOK Sport (the Stadium)
- Hopkins Architects (the Velodrome)
- Make Architects (the Handball arena)
- Stanton Williams (Eton Manor – mix of temporary and permanent)
- Wilkinson Eyre (the Basketball arena - temporary)
- Zaha Hadid Architects (the Aquatics Centre)