As Olympic Games have ended, a number of buildings constructed just for the two weeks of this internationally popular game shall soon loose out their chief function but one thing is sure and it is that this building named Lee Valley White Water Centre would not loose it. This is a non-natural whitewater park designed by Faulknerbrowns Architects, from United Kingdom and from the beginning only it was presented out so as to create a permanent destination for recreational purposes in the Northern borders of London city. This was the only center that was opened before the actual beginning of the games and was opened out just after 2010. After the games are over, this will become avenue for many amateur rafters to enjoy river rafting and also for the experts to practice and improve their skills of canoeing.
Apart from the surrounding water, the building is also very beautiful to watch. A new clamshell structure has been enclosed inside the wood and the glass facades are looking out and also the artificial river is inserted too. But the main attraction and the breathtaking feature is the design of the moving water currents and the involved engineering into that. There have been a number of such innovations in Colorado based S2O Design and it allows to fully adjust the trajectory and intensity of whitewater so that the course could be tuned as the requirements of ICF regulations.
Scott Shipley is the founder of S2O Design who is a three time Olympic contestant in the event of Slalom Canoe and also the National Champion of U.S in 2010. Apart from that Shipley is Mechanical Engineer and all members of his Design firm are Kayaker-engineers. Shipley talks about his team and says that whole of his team has grown up as paddlers and as racers as well as extreme paddlers that have grown up doing the freestyle. The work that was allotted in the Olympic 2012 was a bit different for S20 than that normally allotted. It was a flat land piece and there were no expanses of water.