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Aluminium making waves at the London Aquatics Centre

Anne-Lene Molland

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Aluminium making waves at the London Aquatics Centre

STUNNING ALUMINIUM VIEW: the 12,000-square-meter roof is one and a half times bigger than the Wembley stadium football pitch. We supplied 110 tonnes of aluminium for the roof surface and deck structure from our plants in Holmestrand and Karmøy in Norway. Photo: David Goddard/Hydro

A famous example of modern architecture using aluminium is the London Aquatics Centre, constructed for the swimming competitions of the Olympics 2012 in London.

Since the concept of the London Aquatics Centre was inspired by moving water, there is no better solution than aluminium for its curved and light roof and its standing seam panels.

And why is aluminium perfect for modern architecture? It is versatile, long-living, light and formable.

 

But the London Aquatics Centre distinguishes itself not only due to its particular architecture. Today the London Aquatics Centre is a vibrant and accessible place for a whole community. About 800,000 people a year enjoy time there together with their families and friends.

We supplied 110 tonnes of aluminium for the roof surface and deck structure from our plants in Holmestrand and Karmøy in Norway.

MADE IN HOLMESTRAND AND KARMØY: John Bendiksen Hansen (left) and Klavs Kjeldmand works at our plant in Holmestrand. The aluminium in the roof surface and deck structure at the London Aquatics Centre comes from Holmestrand and Karmøy. Photo: Halvor Molland/Hydro

MADE IN HOLMESTRAND AND KARMØY: John Bendiksen Hansen (left) and Klavs Kjeldmand works at our plant in Holmestrand. Photo: Halvor Molland/Hydro

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Suspended over just three concrete supports, the 12,000-square-meter roof is one and a half times bigger than the Wembley stadium football pitch. It is 80 meters wide and has individual site-formed panels up to 160 meters long.

The center includes two 50-meter swimming pools and a 25-meter diving tank, which contain over 10 million liters of water and is lined with 180,000 tiles.

We supplied 40 metric tons of 3005 alloy stucco coil in H 27 temper for the roof surface, coming from the Holmestrand plant, and for the deck structure underneath 70 metric tons of 3003 H16 coil from the Karmøy rolling mill.

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