London Olympic Stadium Transformation Project “The Halo”

  • Date
  • 2015
  • Location
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Size
  • 9,815 m²
  • Sector
  • Sport
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Canopy
  • Architect


The London Olympic Stadium was awarded to host the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. And Vector Foiltec was part of the renovation, the London Olympic Stadium Transformation with a Texlon® ETFE Halo and West Stand canopies by Vector Foiltec.

Outstanding structure

The steel columns were designed to pass through the center of  the Texlon® ETFE cushion while inner pressure is maintained. A brilliant work done by Vector Foiltec.


2015 WAF Award for Leisure-Led Development goes to Olympic Stadium Transformation. Congratulations to Populous for winning a World Architecture Festival Award for the spectacular transformation of the London Olympic Stadium (for Leisure-Led Development)!


Watch the video about the transformation story of the whole Olympic Stadium. This video was produced by Populous in collaboration with London Legacy Development Corporation, BuroHappold Engineering and Balfour Beatty.

A Transformation Story… from Populous on Vimeo.





Rendering vs real-life canopy


Images: Sam Peach