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Athens Olympic Sports Complex

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Santiago Calatrava
location Athens
function olympic stadium, sport
contributed by Korben_Dallas

The Athens Olympic Sports Complex is the central group of facilities built for the 2004 Summer Olympics. The complex has been revamped for the games under a design by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It is located in Marousi, in the north-east part of Athens, and consists of five different venues: the Olympic Indoor Hall; the Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre; the Athens Olympic Tennis Centre; the Athens Olympic Velodrome and the Olympic Stadium. The latter was originally built in 1982 and was extensively refurbished for the 2004 games, including the addition of a roof.

pat says:
one of the most amazing works of santiago calatrava .
martacz says:
It does make a great impression.
siedlce, Poland 18-Jun-09
lmcp says:
great formally, but anyone want to pull the weeds? Also, nobody uses it. It is already another Athenian ruin
Atlanta, United States 09-Jun-09
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Athens Olympic Sports Complex
Kifissias Ave 37
Project is public!
How to get there? By subway: take Metro Line 1 (Green Line). Stations 'Neratziotissa' and 'Irini' are close to the Olympic Sports Complex. By suburban train: Proastiakos station 'Neratziotissa' or take one of the direct bus lines A7, B7, 602, 550 or 441.
Completion 2004
Floor area/size 7350 m2
ArchitectSantiago Calatrava
Client Organizing Committee Athens 2004
Project ID 2206
Latitude/Longitude 38°02'24N 23°46'49E
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