Copper Box Arena

London, England, United Kingdom

One of only four permanent Olympic Park buildings, the primary objective for the Copper Box Arena was to construct a venue that would become a useful asset to the local community and an integral part of the legacy parkland. The venue is capable of hosting a variety of community sports with the additional flexibility to host concert and exhibition events. The building features a crèche, an independent cafe, a dance studio and a health and fitness club to support the day to day activities of basketball, handball, badminton, boxing, martial arts, netball, table tennis, wheelchair rugby and volleyball.

With a Breeam ‘excellent’ rating, the concept of a simple distinctive copper box hovering over the landscape was carefully detailed by Populous to ensure a timeless appearance that will sit neatly within the park landscape. The essence of the building has been to create flexibility through the simplicity of design.