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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cost worries over Hadid's 'seductive' pool centre were waved aside by Olympic jury

Details of their concerns, released to the Guardian under the Freedom of Information Act after the cost of the building has more than trebled to £303m, show that from the outset Hadid's design faced "clear technical and organisational issues" and "the detail of the scheme was not as well developed [as its competitors]". The newly released reports from the 2005 jury sessions show the building's use as a community facility after the Olympics was "not well thought-through" and there was "a costly step missing in [identifying] the true cost of changing modes [from Olympics to community use]". The Guardian


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