Architecture and design don't merit many medals at Sochi Olympics

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credit: Bonnie Alter

Bonnie Alter
Design / Green Architecture
February 25, 2014

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The Sochi Olympic Games 2014 are over now, so what will be their legacy? For the athletes it was a magnificent experience with many brilliant surprises and successes.

For design and architecture and sustainability...that's another story. The games were really held in Adler, a small, modest seaside resort 45 minutes away from Sochi. The suburban city is left with a number of large and anonymous buildings that look like potential shopping centres or office buildings...but for whom?

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