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Anthony Palmer
Tours

RIBA Friends architecture walking tour: Olympic Park, legacy landscape

Join this walking tour to see the architectural highlights of the games such as the Aquatics Centre and RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted Velodrome. Learn about the environmental and sustainable features of the park’s landscape design on a walk that will inform and inspire you on the evolving legacy from 2012.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - a legacy landscape.

London’s proposal for the 2012 Olympics was to design a future "legacy park," at the same time as delivering the temporary one needed for the few weeks of the games. Join this walking tour to learn about the architecture of 2012 and how things continue to change, in legacy.

Your guide is photographer Anthony Palmer, who photographed the park in the months leading up to 2012. From his images, you will see how a park with temporary venues, structures and spectator spaces has been altered to one of residential neighbourhoods, commercial districts and cultural zones, like East Bank.

See the architectural highlights of the games such as the Aquatics Centre and RIBA Stirling Prize shortlisted Velodrome and learn about the environmental and sustainable features of the park’s landscape design on a walk that will inform and inspire you on the evolving legacy from 2012.