Empire Pool and Arena nearing completion, Wembley, London

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RIBApix ref no RIBA57167
Architect/DesignerWilliams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
Artist/PhotographerNewbery, Sydney W. (1894-1985)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1934
Image Date1928
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP472/29 (Newbery N. 65286)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered bath in the world on completion. The pool was capable of being decked over to take an ice skating rink and also a tournament arena. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics, after which the building has been used for entertainment and known simply as Wembley Arena.

Subject tags

concrete, construction sites, swimming pools, entertainment buildings, olympic buildings, colonnades