Take a Peek Inside the Olympic Village

July 29, 2012 § 1 Comment

Take a Peek Inside the Olympic Village Apartments

Comfy, colorful private digs and common areas send a winning design message to Olympic athletes in London

Olympians from all over the world are arriving in London by the thousands as I write this, and making their way to Olympic Village.
The village is its own neighborhood and community, dotted with tree-lined streets and containing open, green spaces.
The apartment units contain 16,000 beds, 64,000 sheets and 22,000 pillows, all the bedding tucked,
plumped and laid to ensure that each athlete has a comfortable stay.

The apartments in Olympic Village need to be a place where athletes can mentally, emotionally and physically

prepare for the biggest sporting moments of their lives. Here’s a peek into the sleeping quarters,
common areas and open grounds where they’re staying.
After the last athletic team leaves the village on August 15, the fittings from
the games will be removed and each of the apartments will be retrofitted
with a kitchen.
The village will then create 2,818 new homes in a new
community for both homeowners and renters that will be known as East Village.

A peek inside the bedrooms reveals Union Jack–clad standard beds that are
5 feet, 8 inches long.
Basketball players, swimmers and others taller than that may
request the superlong,
extendable Olympic beds. Blackout
shades provide privacy and optimum sleep conditions.
For the first time in the games’ history, there are lounges (pictured here)
in each apartment, where athletes can
watch TV, as well as large areas of green open space outside for them
to relax in between events.

The three Olympic-theme throw pillows on the sofa are among 64 products by

celebrating the 2012 games.
Fans have already bought all of the leather chesterfield sofas in
The Globe, the village recreational center, but there may still be a few
chesterfield club chairs left in brown available for $462.
The Globe features 10 pool tables and industrial light fixtures that create
a rec center feel.
The walls have an unfinished, raw appeal, peppered with graphic
art portraits and vintage neon signs.

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