INDEPENDENT NEWS

Why The Paris Olympics Will Be A Modest Showcase Of Wood Architecture

Published: Tue 4 Jun 2024 09:28 AM
Seeking to boost sustainability rather than build grand monuments as host of the 2024 Summer Games, Paris has turned to flexible, reusable timber.
There’s something highly unusual about the new Olympic Aquatics Center on the outskirts of Paris. It’s not just the building’s striking form, with its massive, Pringle-shaped solar roof. It’s not solely that the 5,000-seat venue, constructed mainly from wood, was pieced together like a Lego set.
It’s also the fact that the center, designed by architecture firms Ateliers 2/3/4/ and VenhoevenCS, will be the main architectural icon for a Summer Games that is actively trying not to build them.
Click here to read more.

Next in World

UN Projects World Population To Peak Within This Century
By: UN Department of Global Communications
New Shipment Arrives For Police, Firemen In New Caledonia
By: RNZ
Washington Summit Declaration
By: NATO
10 Billion Population Will Be A Catastrophe For Women
By: Population Matters
Senior Panelists: Economic Interdependence Tempers Regional Disputes In Southeast Asia
By: East West Center
Rescue Effort Hailed A Success After Over 100 Dolphins Rescued From Largest Single Mass Stranding Event In US History
By: IFAW
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media