I’m sure you’ve all been watching some of the greatest athletic events that happen but once every four years. At the Olympics, true talent comes out, competition is fierce, and the best man wins the gold. When the creme de la creme are performing on the world stage, you know the venues have to look spectacular! Berlin-based architecture firm Magma Architecture brings true talent to the table with their sustainable Shooting Range venue at this year’s Olympic games in London.
“Three mobile buildings will accomodate the 10, 25 and 50 m shooting competitions. Shooting is a sport in which the results and progress of the competition are hardly visible to the eye of the spectator. The design of the shooting venue was driven by the desire to evoke an experience of flow and precision inherent in the shooting sport through the dynamically curving space.
All three ranges were configured in a crisp, white double curved membrane façade studded with vibrantly colored openings. As well as animating the façade these dots operate as tensioning nodes. The openings also act as ventilation intake and doorways at ground level.”
The venue looks like it’s either been shot with a paint gun, or a sea anemone lives inside. Either way, I think we’d all love to be in London right now taking in all of the amazing spectacles!
Written by Whitney Washington