London and Berlin-based Magma Architecture has designed three polkadot tents to house the shooting competitions at this year’s London Olympics. Façades and interiors reflect the cheerful mood of the occasion and the dynamics of the shooting sport.
The significant design includes three volumes entirely coated in a double curved PVC membrane. The upper red, turquoise and pink holes will serve as ventilation, while the lower ones as entrances.
The client, the Olympic Delivery Authority, wanted sustainable features, so the temporary spaces will be reused for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and can afterwards be reused or recycled.
The PVC tents – erected at London’s historic Royal Artilery Barracks in Woolwich – are dotted with red, blue and pink circles that draw ventilation into each of the venues, as well as creating tension nodes for the steel structure beneath the white skin.
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