January 28, 2022
9 Stories About Design at the Olympics
Over the years, Metropolis has paid close attention to the architecture and design of the Olympic games because these international mega events offer insight into the state of design globally. We have explored the Games’ rich graphic design history, pored over splashy stadia designed by the biggest names in architecture, and we have taken a critical look at the mixed impact of the games on the urban fabric of their host cities. Perhaps most importantly, we have explored how the games could be designed to be more sustainable, by reusing existing infrastructure, avoiding mass evictions, and moving away from a paradigm of building massive projects that will be filled to capacity only once.
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