By any reckoning the 2012 London Games were a tremendous success and a welcome boost to national pride. Millions flocked to London to watch the Games and billions tuned in worldwide.
The Games were delivered on time and to an exceptional standard and that is largely thanks to the skill and expertise of the UK design and construction. As if that wasn’t enough London also made good on its pledge to deliver the ‘Greenest Games’ ever.
But the story does not end there. Regenerated parkland, venues and waterways are soon to open and now Britain looks forward to the economic, sporting and learning legacy of the Games.
We Made 2012 takes a look at the Games one year on, it remembers the challenges and accomplishments of staging a monumental event in our capital, and importantly, looks towards its legacy for Britain. It gives the people who made the Games have the chance to show the result of their ingenuity and tell their story. We Made 2012 helps viewers to understand the complexities of the Games through film, photography, architectural models and sketches. It aims to ignite personal memories and give an insight into how the Games will continue to benefit the UK.
A series of free talks will accompany the exhibition:
Building on the legacy – Thursday 11 July, 8.30 – 9.30am
Temporary structures and Demountability – Tuesday 16 July 6.30 – 8.00pm
Sustainability – Friday 19 July 8.30 – 9.30am
Venues – Wednesday 24 July 8.30 – 9.30am
Power and Water – Wednesday 31 July 8.30 – 9.30am
Designing for fun – Tuesday 6 August 8.30 – 9.30am
For more information or to book a place on a free talk please click here.