Temporary Equestrian facilities for the Olympics
Project: Olympic Games Equestrian Events, Greenwich Park, London
Year Completed: 2012
Sustainable Design, Construction, Demounting and Reuse
The design remit for this prestigious project was complex and very demanding due to the temporary nature of the development and the unique constraints associated with the Royal Park’s heritage and environmental setting – combined with exacting international equestrian eventing performance requirements of the surfacing and construction tolerances.
This required the construction of temporary platform structures comprising a combination of either steel/timber composites (designed by others) or lightweight high strength interlocking geocellular plastic elements. EPG was responsible for the design of all lightweight structures and surface water management for all platforms, including water harvesting to be re-used for the environmental conditioning of the overlying equestrian footings systems