A Stadium in the City
Information and activity kits on Olympic stadiums.
The Olympic stadium, the setting for sporting achievements by Olympians, is one of the key elements of the organisation of the Olympic Games. The arena for competitions, the building is a product of the time and the environment in which it is created. The Olympic Games are a unique event bringing together a record number of athletes and spectators for the most intense competitions on the planet. The Olympic stadium is an exceptional building to respond to the needs of this exceptional organisation. It is a powerful architectural statement, a building which leaves a lasting mark on its environment, and which lives on long after the Olympic Games themselves.
These kits illustrate:
- The history of stadium architecture, from Antiquity to today
- The impact that building the stadium has on the host city
- Figures to measure the scale of Olympic stadiums over time and the issues involved in renovating them.