London-based LYN Atelier has taken the Olympic legacy project to a whole new level, designing a community centre made of wastage from the 2012 Games.
The studio built the 1,600 sq ft Hub 67 in Hackney Wick from nine plywood cabins salvaged from the Olympic Village.
‘The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) had a hardstand with material left from the 2012 Olympics. It had everything: running tracks, seats – you name it,’ says LYN Atelier partner Andrew Lock. ‘These pre-made cabins made sense for us.’
Designed for three to five years’ use, the £350,000 temporary structure provides a space for Hackney Wick locals to participate in group activities and educational workshops.
‘The community there was desperate to have some place just to meet in,’ adds Lock.