How can green design be considered good design? What can be done to implement sustainability strategies into society? Architects from all over the world have pressing questions related to sustainability research, and are seeking out solutions. The Olympic Games sees the biggest and most prestigious sporting event in the world being staged for an unprecedented third time in London next year, thus making London the first city in the world to host the modern summer games for a third time. This provides an opportunity for architectural experimentation, discus- sion and speculation. This will generate progressive contemporary design ideas while using sustainable elements. The challenge: to design a information pavilion within the world famous Trafalgar Square in the Heart of London during the 2012 Olympic Games. The Pavilion should aim at an excellent design at a small scale which integrates function, structure, and the spirit of the games, as well as encourage sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal. This should be developed through critical thinking & representation of these three areas or abilities: Under- standing the objective, investigative & communication skills, visual communication.


Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The monument was constructed between 1840 and 1843 to a design by William Railton at a cost of $47,000. The Craigleith sandstone statue of Nelson is by E. H. Baily and the four bronze lions on the base, added in 1867, were designed by Sir Edwin Landseer.


The square was laid out in the 1840s, however in May of 2009 the pump system was replaced with new pumps which are capable of sending an 80-foot (24 m) jet of water into the air. A new LED lighting system was also installed during this restoration to reduce the cost of lighting maintenance. The new lighting has been designed with the London 2012 Summer Olympics in mind and for the first time it will project different combinations of colors on to the fountains.  The new lighting system has a much lower energy requirement and will reduce its carbon footprint by around 90%.


The sustainable design is based on an environmental analysis of the site, London’s Trafalgar Square.

Its orientation allows an abundance of natural light to penetrate the interior, reducing artificial illumination and electricity. Cross ventilation and the presence of adjacent fountains naturally cool the structure.


The actual pavilion will be made up of a souvenir shop and a place to have lunch or a quick drink all while informing you that sustainability and regeneration are at the heart of everything that London Olympics 2012 is. Coca-Cola hopes to use the power of the Games and this pavilion to highlight a major global issue in recycling.


The placement is to make the flow of circulations move through out and interact with the pavilion. The cuts in its shape are defined by the pedestrian paths.


This design is based on the actual Olympic logo the intent is to use recycled materials to create the pavilion and solar panels installed on the top generate power for use in the pavilion.


The connection made between each building relates specifically to the open surrounding found at the core of each interior angle seen in the logo. The shapes entrance’s shift along the exterior but open up towards the middle as a courtyard area.


Site considerations (footprint, water run-off).
Sustainable building materials.
(recycled materials, greenhouse gas, durability)
Advances lighting systems and cool daylighting with high-performing mechanical and electrical systems.
Polycarbonate Panels as an Envelope System.
Color choices specific to the Olympic Logo.


From sustainable buildings, to sustainable clothes, many things unimaginable are being converted into greener products. This is an eco-friendly sustainable pavilion design that has used materials that look extremely attractive and at the same time do not harm the environment. This pavilion which is made of poly- carbonate panels and recycled steel was done in a bid to make visitors to the Pavilion more aware of these much feasible products.