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O2 Arena

Architecture : Concept

CLIENT : RTKL Architects
LOCATION : Greenwich, London
TYPE : Entertainment venue
SIZE : 538,000 sq.ft / 50,000 m2

We were asked by RTKL to collaborate on the transformation of London’s 02 Arena into a state-of-the-art concert venue with complementary retail, dining and entertainment attractions.

The new pedestrian street that surrounds the arena opens up at strategic points to reveal enclosed plazas. We wanted to incorporate references from various musical genres within our ideas, and maintain crisp, contemporary architecture. The result was a playful interaction between plazas themed around the ubiquitous commands of “PLAY”, “FAST-FORWARD” and “PAUSE” and the Rock-pop, Jazz- Blues and Hip-Hop Urban street segments.