Best Buildings In Olympic History / by Kim Kunasek

1. Panathenaic Stadium

City: Athens, Greece

Year of Games: 1896

Architect: Lycurgus

2. Olympic Shooting Venue

City: London, U.K.

Year of Games: 2012

Architect: Magma Architecture

3. Oval Lingotto

City: Turin, Italy

Year of Games: 2006

Architect: Populous, Studio Zoppini Associati of Milan and Buro Happold.

4. Athens Olympic Velodrome

City: Athens, Greece

Year: 2004

Architect: Santiago Calatrava

5. Water Cube (Beijing National Aquatics Center)

City: Beijing, China

Year of Games: 2008

Architect: PTW Architects, CSCEC, CCDI, and Arup

6. Salt Lake City Olympic Flame

City: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Year of Games: 2002

Architect: WET Design (cauldron), Arrow Dynamics (frame), Western Glass (glass pieces)

7. London Velopark

City: London, U.K.

Year of Games: 2012

Architect: Hopkins Architects


8. Olympic Arena

City: Tokyo, Japan

Year of Games: 1964

Architect: Kenzo Tange


9. Bird’s Nest (Beijing National Stadium)

City: Beijing, China

Year of Games: 2008

Architect: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach, Ai Weiwei, Li Xinggang

10. Munich Olympic Stadium

City: Munich, Germany

Year of Games: 1972

Architect: Günther Behnisch