Empire Pool, Wembley, London
|Architect/Designer||Williams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)|
|Artist/Photographer||Charles, Martin (1940-2012)|
|Library Reference||MC J 270286|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Martin Charles / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Exhibitions ; Sports buildings ; Concrete ; Exhibition buildings ; Exhibitions|
NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered swimming pool 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.
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