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Published on Apr 11, 2013
A House of Flags was unveiled across from the House of Commons in Parliament Square. The 206 panels present the flag icons of all the nations participating in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, combined to create a large building jigsaw, a united 'House'. A matrix of symbols, shimmering colours, shadows and perforations, it invites everyone to experience an image of the world as well as an image of multi-ethnic London.
The House of Flags was one of five architectural installations especially designed and built for London's celebrations of the 2012 Olympic Games. Each installation was designed and researched by staff members of The Bartlett School of Architecture who collaborated with some of the most advanced engineers and fabricators nationally and internationally in order to realize their visions. The projects reflect the School's vibrant and diverse research culture, as well as The Bartlett's commitment to bringing some of its most innovative design production closer to the public in the heart of London.