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London 2012 Olympic Cauldron – London, England, U.K.

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Building: Olympic Cauldron
Location: London, United Kingdom
Designer: Thomas Heatherwick
Status: Built in 2012 for the summer olympics
Material: 204 copper petals
Videos:Thomas Heatherwick London Olympics Cauldron

AE interest: Every Copper petal represent each country participating in the Games. Then they all converge with one another to create a unified flame symbolising hope and peace.






Written by Abdullah Alqaroot

September 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Posted in Built

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  1. Fantastic job and amazing. Copper tourch looks from top before the light like a flower.


    September 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm

  2. Yes I agree, Mr. Heatherwick’s intention was to represent the unity of all the world countries in the olympic games through the unity of all the copper petals to create this magnificent flame. This piece definitely is one of a kind.

    Abdullah Alqaroot

    September 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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