2012 OLYMPIC CANOE SLALOM VENUE
Lee Valley Centre, the 2012 Olympic Venue, was cited by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) as the best use of design modeling, and the easiest course to tune to an Olympic Standard. S2O Design/EPDUK were commissioned to complete the design for this Olympic Venue on a rush basis. Within four months of receiving authority to proceed, our team reviewed all pertinent materials, recreated the entire drawing set, created both computer and physical models, and completed design documents for the most modern Whitewater Park in the world.
The S2o/EPDUK team continued to work with the Client to implement the design for construction, including construction oversight and project commissioning. The completed project was approved by the ICF, who cited the modeling and design as the most advanced and predictive ever used for a whitewater park.
The Lee Valley Whitewater Center has been a tremendous success with athletes, who reference its challenging, yet predictive, flows as ideal for competition. The athletes and coaches also applaud the RapidBloc moveable obstacle system, innovated by S2O Design and EPDUK for this course. The movable obstacle system is a tremendous step forward from previous systems, and is the future of whitewater slalom channels.