London Aquatic Center by Zaha Hadid

As a proof of blobitecture popularity there is a fresh new “London Aquatic Center” built by Zaha Hadid Architects for London 2012 Summer Olympics.

Detailed designs for the venue by architect Zaha Hadid were released in November 2006, in line with the design competition held in early 2005. In April 2008 Balfour Beatty won the contract to build the Centre and planning permission was granted in May 2008. Construction started in July 2008, two months ahead of schedule now is finished, in time for Test Events before the Games.

The London Aquatics Centre is an indoor facility with two 50 metre swimming pools and a 25 metre diving pool, which will be one of the main venues of the London 2012 Summer Olympics and the London 2012 Summer Paralympics. The centre is located in the Olympic Park at Stratford in east London. With its distinctive architecture and curved roof, it will be the first venue visitors see upon entering the Olympic Park. During the Games it will have a capacity of 17,500, which will be reduced to 2,500 after the Games.

You can see more pictures over at Designboom.

Here you can find a perfect page about Zaha Hadid and his works by Artsy: Artsy’s Zaha Hadid page.