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Thursday, 02 August 2012 11:36

The sustainable stadium set to wow the world

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With its red running tracks surrounded by black and white seats and floodlights stretching above the roofLondon's elliptically shaped Olympic Stadium resemblesmany other sporting venues.

 

But the building's principal designerPhilip Johnsonbelieves it will lead a global movement towards sustainable architecture.

 

Mostly lightweight steel was used in the construction,the roof is made of PVC and the stadium boasts a fabric curtaindesigned to minimize crosswindsMoreover,the water collected from the roof is used to flush thetoiletswhile the earth embankments that surround the stadium protect the biodiversity of the site by encouraging plants to grow.

 

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  • Source: China Daily
  • Name: Cecily Liu
  • Website: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/
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