The London 2012 Olympic Games were widely billed as the most sustainable ever withWilkinsonEyre's design of the Basketball Arena a crucial part of the architectural mix. The design created a temporary building which was both simple to erect and sustainable.
The world-class sporting venue provided 12,000 seats for the Basketball heats and Hand-ball finals and 10,000 seats for the Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby. It was the third largest venue in the Olympic Park and one of the largest temporary venues built for any Games. It was designed to be sustainable, with much of the material and compo-nents being reused or recycled.