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With the enormous task of keeping tens of thousands of spectators cool, making sure the lights are on, and ensuring that hundreds of bathrooms are in good working order for the next several weeks, the London 2012 Organizing Committee and the Olympic Delivery Authority set out to build new facilities with energy efficient, sustainable, and recyclable designs.

With the 2012 London Olympics drawn to a close, so starts the task of breaking down parts of the 500-acre Olympic Park that housed the world’s finest athletes for the past two weeks. But, the London 2012 Organizing Committee and the Olympic Delivery Authority are already two steps ahead. In their effort to keep this year’s games both water and energy efficient, these groups designed and built Olympic park with sustainability in mind.

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Gallery of National Design Centre / SCDA Architects - 24

National Design Centre / SCDA Architects

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APAP OpenSchool / LOT-EK Architecture & Design

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Olympic cauldron built in 'Bond-style gadget workshop' says architect as organisers vow to make giant flame carbon neutral

'We were aware cauldrons had been getting bigger, higher, fatter as each Olympics happened and we felt we shouldn't try to be even bigger than the last ones.' The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games also requested the flame be powered by natural gas. 'We are constantly monitoring the flow rate to ensure the minimum quantity of gas is burned.'

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the first ever truly sustainable Olympic and Paralympic games.

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A Historic London Building Gets a Modern Update with a Dramatic Staircase

Fraher Architects. | The Fifth Watches // Minimal meets classic design:

After staging Friday night’s spectacular Opening Ceremony, London’s Olympic Stadium is now set to host the track and field events during the 2012 Olympic Games, before providing a lasting legacy for the city.

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Design Collective / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

Design Collective / Neri & Hu

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Bosco / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

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Barcode House by David Jameson

David Jameson #Architect designed the Barcode #House in Washington, D.C. Awesome minimalist style!

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Manchester Civil Justice Centre / Denton Corker Marshall


Delightful, whimsical presentation - London City Farmhouse by Catrina Stewart from the Bartlett. So refreshing. #architecture #presentation #colour

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Expats jump on London property bandwagon

For sale signs in front of a house in London