Winning Olympicopolis

Buro Happold has been chosen as part of the design team for the Stratford Waterfront redevelopment, Olympicopolis, working alongside Allies and Morrison, O’Donnell and Tuomey, and Arquitecturia to win the competition. The focus of the project will be on culture and higher education venues.

This announcement is part of our continuing relationship with the on-going London Olympics development. In this latest stage of the Stratford Waterfront development, Buro Happold will be delivering the Masterplanning, along with the concept stage design and development design for the building and infrastructure components.

This new cultural and education quarter on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London will include new buildings for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Sadler’s Wells, the Smithsonian, University of the Arts London plus a further institution still to be announced. The site, at the gateway to the park, will also provide 75,000m² of new homes.

Neil Billett, partner and managing director Buro Happold London said “We are delighted to be working with such world renowned institutions, all coming together on this Olympic legacy site. It is truly THE project of our time in London.  We are pleased to, again, be working with such a talented group of architects and designers on Olympicopolis. Buro Happold and Allies and Morrison share a tremendous track record of working together both on and off the Olympic Park. And we have a great respect and admiration for O’Donnell & Tuomey, Arquitecturia and Gustafson Porter as fresh ingredients bringing an extra dynamic to an amazing project brief. We’re very excited to be part of this next stage of the London Olympics Park legacy.”

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