It is not too hard, then, to imagine a future Olympics held in temporary and reusable buildings. Not only would this save cities from debt, redundant venues and white elephant awards, it would also mean that the Games could be held in those with precious little money to throw away. A low-cost travelling Olympics could tour the world, taking in cities that might gain greatly from the event but could never begin to think of the equivalent of Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre at Stratford. — Guardian
Jonathan Glancey reviews the innovative 'Meccano' construction of the Olympic basketball arena designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects and the KSS design group. He discusses how it could democratise the Games since the 12,000-seat basketball arena can be deconstructed after the 2012 Olympics, with much of it reused. Previously A Template for the Future.