2012 Olympics Aquatic Centre

Project information

Building: Olympics Aquatics Centre

Location: London, UK

Contractor: Balfour Beatty

Plumber: Pipetech

Project Completion: July 2011

Geberit Know-How

Geberit Duofix
Geberit HDPE
Geberit Mapress Carbon Steel
Geberit Mapress Copper

Project overview

The first of the buildings on the grounds of the 2012 Olympic Games to be completed, the Aquatics Centre was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The building, which was in the public eye around the world for the duration of the three-week long sporting event, featured a curved, parabola-shaped roofline, whilst the ceiling, walls and windows inside the building also undulated.

The site was 45 metres high, 160 metres long and 80 metres wide. The wave-like roof spanned 11,200 square feet. The building’s curving roof proved to be one of the most complex engineering challenges of the Olympic Park construction, and Geberit pipework provided the solution, as its flexibility suited the unusual shape of the building.

Geberit’s Duofix installation system, along with Geberit HDPE, Geberit Mapress Carbon Steel and Geberit Mapress Copper piping systems were all specified, meeting the project’s demands for reliability, ease of installation and sustainability. The longevity of the pipework installed in the venue was key to their specification, as the Aquatics Centre was to remain as a permanent structure.