Olympic Stadium Montreal: Location: Montreal, QC, Canada Year of Construction: 1976 Architects: Robert Tallibert  Inspired by plant and animal forms and considered a masterpiece of Organic Architecture, this stadium was designed to have a large retractable roof that could be suspended from the inclined tower.

Olympic Stadium Montreal: Location: Montreal, QC, Canada Year of Construction…

Munich Olympic Stadium: Location: Munich, Germany Year of Construction: 1972 Architects: Frei Otto and Gunther Behnisch  This building was the first large scale project to use acrylic glass stabilized by steel cables to create large overhanging canopies.

Munich Olympic Stadium: Location: Munich, Germany Year of Construction: 1972 Architects: Frei Otto and Gunther Behnisch This building was the first large scale project to use acrylic glass stabilized by steel cables to create large overhanging canopies.

Watercube: Location: Bejing, China Year of Construction: 2008 Architects: PTW  The illuminated facade is based on the natural pattern of bubbles, or a Weaire-Phelan structure.

Watercube: Location: Bejing, China Year of Construction: 2008 Architects: PTW The illuminated facade is based on the natural pattern of bubbles, or a Weaire-Phelan structure.

Olympic Shooting Venue: Location: London, UK Year of Construction: 2012 Architects: Magma Architecture  A white double wall curved membrane covers the shooting ranges along with brightly colored openings that also function as ventilation.

Olympic Shooting Venue: Location: London, UK Year of Construction: 2012 Architects: Magma Architecture A white double wall curved membrane covers the shooting ranges along with brightly colored openings that also function as ventilation.

London Olympic Stadium: Location: London, UK Year of Construction: 2011 Architects: Populous A multi-layered facade comprised of steel, concrete and other materials wrap the exterior of this stadium built for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

London Olympic Stadium: Location: London, UK Year of Construction: 2011 Architects: Populous A multi-layered facade comprised of steel, concrete and other materials wrap the exterior of this stadium built for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Richmond Olympic Oval: Location: Richmond, BC, Canada Year of Construction: 2010 Architects: Cannon Design  Inspired by the heron, this building has some roof faces that slope down to form outdoor spaces. The ceiling is believed to be the largest in the world made from discarded wood.

Richmond Olympic Oval: Location: Richmond, BC, Canada Year of Construction: 2010 Architects: Cannon Design Inspired by the heron, this building has some roof faces that slope down to form outdoor spaces. The ceiling is believed to be the largest in the world made from discarded wood.

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