London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games



Horseguards Parade

The Mall





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

The Guardian

3 August 2012

images courtesy of Arena Group 

Adam Wildi is a consultant and project director engaging with artists, architects, developers and engineers to provide
Public Realm installations, pavilions and interventions.