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"Copper Box": Venue for Olympic handball

07-12-2012 15:42 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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The 2008 Beijing Olympics had its share of unusual venues, and so will the London Games. A venue nicknamed the "Copper Box" will be the home for Olympic handball. All the matches up until the quarter finals will be played there, with the larger Basketball Arena hosting the semi finals and the final.

The venue will also be used for modern pentathlon fencing during the Games, as well as for goal ball during the Paralympics. Construction work started in July 2008 and was completed in May 2011 at an estimated cost of 68.4 million U-S dollars.

The building gets its name from 3,000 square meters of external copper cladding to give it a distinctive appearance. The roof of the building provides a couple of key features: tubes will create a ’spotlight’ effect to light the venue, and rainwater collected from the roof can be used to flush the toilets.

The building gets its name from 3,000 square meters of external copper cladding to give
it a distinctive appearance.

The building gets its name from 3,000 square meters of external copper cladding to give
it a distinctive appearance.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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