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Exhibition / Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron

  • 00:00 - 7 July, 2014
Exhibition / Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
Exhibition / Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron, Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

The Cauldron, designed by the internationally renowned Heatherwick Studio, is one of the most enduring and creative symbols of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 204 unique copper elements, each alight and representing every competing nation, were arranged in sublime concentric formation at the tips of slender mechanised steel stems. Slowly pivoting sequentially, they converged to form the Cauldron, in which the Olympic, and later Paralympic flame, would burn brightly for the duration of London’s summer of sport.

Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron, a new gallery at the Museum of London, tells the story of this moment, and celebrates the London 2012 Cauldron.

In the courtyard of the museum, a bespoke new pavilion to house the exhibition has been specially designed and built by Stage One - the creative engineers behind the London 2012 Cauldron. The permanent addition is the first new gallery in the museum since 2010, coinciding with the two year anniversary of the Olympic opening ceremony, when an audience of over one billion people first set eyes on the Cauldron. 

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Cite: "Exhibition / Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron" 07 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/524604/exhibition-designing-a-moment-the-london-2012-cauldron/> ISSN 0719-8884