An Olympic Feat

Olympic Stadium designed by Populous with structural engineer Buro Happold. The white structural members support the cable-net roof system while the black structural members support the upper-tier seating.

Section through Olympic Stadium

Aerial view of Olympic Stadium during construction. The cable-net roof structure comprises an outer compression truss and an inner tension ring.

Aerial view of Olympic Stadium

View of Olympic Stadium's roof membrane from interior

The Aquatics Centre designed by Zaha Hadid Architects with structural engineer Arup. The inclined sections flanking the center building hold temporary seating.

The Aquatics Centre in legacy mode after the Olympic Games

The Aquatics Centre roof structure is supported by only three points, including a shear wall at the facility's south end.

The Aquatics Centre roof structure consists of 10 trusses that run in the building's longitudinal direction (top left) and incline outward from the centerline like a fan (bottom).

Interior view of the Aquatics Centre

The Velodrome designed by Hopkins Architects with structural engineer Expedition Engineering

The Velodrome's cable-net roof system creates a grid of twin steel cables with a node connector at every intersection.

The cable-net roof system of the Velodrome

Interior of the Velodrome

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