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Olympicopolis architects on their £1.3 billion vision for E20 - Evening Standard

10 March 2016

The Olympicopolis scheme will see outposts of the V&A, Sadler's Wells and Washington DC's Smithsonian line up alongside new university campuses. The architects talk through their £1.3 billion vision for the Olympic Park.

Olympicopolis is an ugly name for a beautiful idea - the creation of a museum and education complex at the south end of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The name derives from Albertopolis - the nickname given to Prince Albert's grand vision for South Kensington in the wake of the Great Exhibition of 1851 that saw the building of grand edifices including the Natural History Museum, the Albert Hall and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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