The result was a collection of curved marble-like structures that demand attention in the large open-space facility. Finally, in order to meet the standards set by the London Olympic planning committee to recycle construction materials, the FRP molds were kept and donated to the community. Planning is currently underway to reuse the molds as playground equipment.

Impact on the composites industry

Hadid’s imagination has pushed the architectural industry to see the possibilities of new interior and exterior shapes. For example, her water-inspired London Aquatic Centre roof and diving boards are promoting the use of both environmentally-friendly reinforced concrete and FRP molds to create artistic architectural elements. Contrast to the usual state of the architectural industry, in which material advances are typically slow to integrate into new building designs, architects like Hadid are encouraging faster material adoption by promoting intriguing design possibilities that FRP material and others offer.