Empire Pool, Wembley, London: the east elevation with the exit doors open to the gardens

RIBApix ref no RIBA15201
Architect/DesignerWilliams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1934
Image Date1934
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceDWN4148
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

glazing, concrete, entrances, swimming pools, entertainment buildings, olympic buildings