CALA Alum Michael Halchak Designs for Olympic Venues

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Overhead shot of Olympics beach volleyball courts in LondonOnly after the Trooping of the Colour, the queen's annual birthday military salute last month, could the stadium at Horse Guards Parade begin to take shape with seating for 15,000 fans and 5,000 tons of sand trucked in from a quarry in Surrey.

The Olympic beach-volleyball home conceived by Tucson architect Michael Halchak and his co-workers at sports-facility designer Populous offers perhaps the most interesting view of the London Olympic Games.

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