London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
commissioned by LOCOG
contractor: Arena Group
project director: Adam Wildi
©2012 / Comité International Olympique (CIO) / HUET, John
The London Olympic Infrastructure on Horse Guards Parade and The Mall brought Olympic Beach Volleyball, cycling and The Marathon Finish to the heart of the city. A temporary 15,000- seater stadium was installed in the iconic setting of Horse Guards Parade for the beach volleyball competition, with 2,274 tonnes of sand brought in to fill four courts.
'I was here seven years ago when Cherie Blair, a London bid ambassador, was showing the IOC delegates around a drab, drizzly Horse Guards, and with a wave of the hand indicating what was planned. The result is truly sensational'
Stephen Moss at Horse Guards Parade
3 August 2012
images courtesy of Arena Group