The ODA has appointed a multi-disciplinary design team for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Basketball Arena.
The team is made up of Sinclair Knight Merz: Nussli International; Wilkinson Eyre; and KSS Design Group.
ODA Chief Executive David Higgins (pictured) said:
‘We have appointed a world class multi-disciplinary design team with the proven ability to deliver an innovative solution for the London 2012 Basketball Arena that is creative, efficient, economical and fit for a fantastic festival of sport.’
Chief Adviser on Architecture and Urbanism to the ODA, Ricky Burdett, said:
‘Temporary structures of the scale and impact of the Basketball Arena need to be designed with elegance, simplicity and intelligence. The design team were selected for their ability to integrate structural integrity with architectural expression, backed up with experience, capacity, creativity and a deep understanding of the complex brief. The design team is committed to delivering an attractive and flexible venue for spectators and competitors, on time and on budget.’
The 12,000 capacity Basketball Arena will host the Basketball preliminaries competition, and the Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby competitions.