A host of new images have been released visualising the new Olympicopolis cultural centre due to be built in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Designed by architecture firms Allies and Morrison and O’Donnell + Tuomey, the new buildings will form the backbone of a new £1.3 billion development at Stratford Waterfront, a 70,000 sq metre site at the heart of the Olympic Park used during the London 2012 Olympics. Olympicopolis is being touted as a new cultural hub in the heart of London’s east end, and will play host to outposts for important institutions including Sadler’s Wells Theatre, the V&A Museum, the London College of Fashion, and University College London.

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Perhaps the most eye-catching of the newly designed buildings is the 18,000 sq metre outpost for the V&A Museum. Designed as a series of irregularly stacked blocks, the imposing new structure will incorporate cantilevered overhangs and a number of rooftop terraces to offer a wildly different museum experience from its Kensington parent.

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Unfortunately, Londoners will have to wait a little while longer for the new cultural centre to take shape, with construction not due to begin until 2018.

(Credit for all images: Forbes Massie)