In last than 1 month Vancouver will be releasing the 2010 Winter Olympic. The event is almost ready and the venues are counting the days to begin breathe sports everywhere. And one of the biggest hotspots will be the Richmond Olympic Oval, a project by Cannon Design and definitely worth of attention by its beauty and design.

The Richmond Oval was built to be a venue and is intended to function as a future venue for community events, not only for the Olympic Games. The way its concept was created is pretty impressive, and already receive the LEED Silver Certification, that certifies its concern about sustainability seeking a design solution that optimizes energy use, environmental health, and aesthetic value.

The Richmon Olympic Oval by Cannon Design
© nick lehoux photography

Every visit to the Richmond Olympic Oval is awe-inspiring. Much was said about the visual impact of Beijing’s Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. While the exterior of these buildings was stunning, the interiors were rather pedestrian. The interior of the Oval is majestic. The use of wood and the vistas across the Fraser River to the mountains are utterly worldly. The unique integration of art and sustainable technologies in water collection and recycling is inspired. The Oval will remain a jewel of a legacy from the 2010 Games.” Chris Rudge, CEO & Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee

You can check these amazing photos below, and if you want to see the Oval in action by yourself there's still time, the Olympic Games will begin in February 12! For more informations visit: vancouver2010.com.

The Richmon Olympic Oval by Cannon Design
© nick lehoux photography

The Richmon Olympic Oval by Cannon Design
© derek lepper photography

The Richmon Olympic Oval by Cannon Design
© bob matheson

The Richmon Olympic Oval by Cannon Design
© cannondesign.com

The Richmon Olympic Oval by Cannon Design
© nick lehoux photography

The Richmon Olympic Oval by Cannon Design
© hubert kang

The Richmon Olympic Oval by Cannon Design
© hubert kang

The Richmon Olympic Oval by Cannon Design
© hubert kang

The Richmon Olympic Oval by Cannon Design
© cannondesign.com

Thanks designboom.com for the tip.

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