How Architects Design Temporary Buildings For The Olympics

Every time the Olympics invades a city, its topography is transformed by an influx of impressive new buildings erected for the event. In the case of London, most will eventually be torn down. It's an incredible feat of design and engineering to build structures that can be both quickly built and disassembled. In this video the architects behind the Olympic Stadium, 115m Orbit observation tower, and the Coca-Cola-sponsored Beatbox installation describe their concepts.

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    the engineers are never mentioned :(

      You get used to it Don. Don't worry though, it just means we can quietly appreciate the work of others who make esoteric ideas into reality and, equally quietly, slink into the background on the rare occasion it all goes wrong and it falls down. :-)

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