Designed by stadium specialist Populous, the 90-meter-high spherical multi-purpose hall will be built next to the Olympic Park in east London will have a capacity of more than 20 thousand people. It will be built on a triangular site surrounded by railroad tracks along the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.
The surface will be covered with LED screens, both internally and externally, useful for promoting upcoming events or advertising sponsors.
Without a doubt a very visually striking building on the city skyline. For better or for worse, its intent is certainly to get noticed. However, this is an excellent design effort to recover an area that could hardly have been recoverable otherwise. Let’s see if it will be another “Millenium Dome” or a great success!