The Podium

Make’s competition-winning ‘Podium’ building is a simple yet elegant rectilinear form located at the southern end of the South Park promenade, in close proximity to the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre and the Orbit. It is a key destination for visitors with a large, open cafe space, a roof terrace with stunning panoramic views and flexible event space.

Due to the scale and complexity of the park’s prominent stadia, we proposed a simple, low-lying pavilion which is subtly stitched in to the flowing lines of the landscape, complementing the nearby large-scale structures. The Hub takes the form of a series of horizontal and vertical planes which enclose both the internal and external spaces. The spine walls separate the public and private areas and provide the ideal location for art and media projections, which will generate interest and encourage public engagement.

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