Olympic Energy Centres

London, UK. 2012

John McAslan + Partners designed these two technically advanced, environmentally innovative Energy Centres for the 2012 London Olympic Games site to supply power for all the Olympic stadia and associated facilities. In Olympic Legacy mode the Centres continue to supply electricity to local communities, and the structures are landmarks at the eastern and western boundaries of a huge tranche of East London that is being regenerated. The Energy Centres add to the area’s architectural character, with a deliberately tough and industrial design inspired by London’s great historic power stations. Enveloped in Corten steel, the distinctive buildings make a visually robust contribution to the developing townscape and urban character of the adjoining Lea Valley.

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'The new Energy Centres for the 2012 London Olympics champion power generation as an integral presence in two East London communities  vital pieces of utilities infrastructure for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the ensuing Legacy. The practice’s response is distinctive in both form and function – a strong 21st-century industrial aesthetic.'

Sir John Armitt, former Chairman, Olympic Delivery Authority

John McAslan + Partners. Olympic Energy Centres. Tower.
John McAslan + Partners. Olympic Energy Centres. Detail of Tower.
John McAslan + Partners. Olympic Energy Centres. Detail of Facade.
John McAslan + Partners. Olympic Energy Centres. Detail of Facade.
John McAslan + Partners. Olympic Energy Centres. Internal View.