"Every design is a rigorous attempt to capture a concrete moment of a transitory image in all its nuances. The extent to which this transitory quality is captured, is reflected in the designs: the more precise they are, the more vulnerable."
Location: 103-113 Marshgate Ln, Stratford, London, United Kingdom
Architect: Populous (a.k.a. HOK Sport) Structural engineer: Buro Happold Services engineer: Buro Happold Main contractors: Sir Robert McAlpine Construction cost: 486 Million Pounds Capacity: 80,000
Design and construction status The stadium design was launched on 7 November 2007. The architect, Populous, is an architectural firm specializing in the design of sports facilities and convention centres, as well as planning of major special events. As a "unique 80,000 seat stadium, it will be the centrepiece for the 2012 Games, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies and the athletics events, converting down to a 60,000 seat permanent stadium after the Games, when it will become the new home for West Ham United, combined with other sporting, community and educational uses", according to LOCOG.