Zaha Hadid Architects won the competition in February 2005. With its spectacular, sinuous S-shaped roof inspired by the flow of water, and certainly make it as a London landmark, made Lord Rogers, of the Richard Rogers Partnership, who co-chaired the Panel that vote the design said, “this building has an exceptional sculptural quality that will make it a wonderful building to visit, attracting people to East London. It sets the standard for architectural quality in this key regeneration area.”
“The architectural concept of the London Aquatics Centre is inspired by the fluid geometry of water in motion, creating spaces and a surrounding environment in sympathy with the river landscape,” Zaha says as her reaction to lighten and brighten up what has been a very dark and dreary area of London.
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