Fascinating stadia exhibition to run until mid-September
Exploring London after the Olympics could be one of the best times to do so
London (PRUnderground) July 11th, 2012
Exploring London after the Olympics could be one of the best times to do so. With the huge influx of international visitors begin making their way back to their respective nations, and Britons part from their various breaks in hostels in London, the demand for exhibitions such as the Stadia: Sport and Vision in Architecture at Sir John Soane’s Museum will be less.
Indeed, this free and fascinating display, which traces the history of stadia and their importance to civilisations around the world, will be particularly apt once the Games have finished.
Divided into two parts, the exhibition first examines stadia throughout history, and explores exquisite objects from the British Museum and Sir John Soane’s own Codex Corner to help bring ancient and much-heralded structures to life.
Modern day ‘cathedrals of sport’ are next under the microscope, with the second half focusing on assessing modern stadia design and what, if any, influences they had from their historical predecessors. There will of course be a section dedicated to the Stratford Olympic Stadium, which be detailed through a highly specific model.
Taking place in the new Soane Gallery, the exhibition opened last week and runs until 22 September. Come and check it out whilst enjoying a post-Olympic sojourn in some of our cheap London accommodation
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