magma architecture: olympic shooting venue
magma architecture: olympic shooting venue magma architecture: olympic shooting venue
jul 29, 2012
magma architecture: olympic shooting venue

‘olympic shooting venue’ by magma architecture, london, england
image © hufton+crow
all images courtesy of magma architecture

located in the woolwich district of london, magma architecture‘s ‘olympic shooting venue’ will host this summer’s marksmen events
for the 10, 25, and 50 meter ranges. comprised of two partially-closed structure and one fully-enclosed center, the temporary constructions
are fully mobile, easily dismantled and reassembled when needed leaving no permanent damage to the footprint.

modular steel trusses and members frame simple cubed volumes with 18,000 square meters of pvc double-layer membrane stretched over
the buildings. the colorful circular protrusions act as tension nodes to support the membrane spanning an otherwise expansive
surface area. they also create entry and exit points for natural ventilation, maintain interior comfort temperatures and create entryways
on the ground floor. the semi-translucent nature of the tents reduces the need for interior lighting, making the projects almost fully
self sufficient.

shooting venues

street view

image © hufton+crow

circular nodes provide ventilation and circulation


circular node detail

shooting venues

entrance node


interior with stands

interior of nodes

interior of node

interior space frame structure

shooting venue

exterior shooting venues

section perspective

ventilation diagram

exploded axonometric of nodes

project info:

completion: january 2012
test event: april 2012
olympics: july/august 2012
paralympics: september 2012
estimated no of visitors: 104.000
total footprint shooting ranges: 14.305 m2
total seating capacity shooting ranges: 3.800
seating capacity open air shotgun range: 2.600
area of membrane façade: 18.000 m2
longest façade without joints: 107m

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