WINNER OF THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC PODIUM DESIGN COMPETITION
December 2010 - July 2012
In April 2011, our team – Gaetano Ling, Yan Lu, Hong Yeul-Eom, Heegun Koo and myself – was selected as competition winner for the design of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Podium.
The dynamic form encapsulates the energy of the Games. Extrapolated from the London 2012 logo, it consists of sharp lines and multiple facets that generate a game of light and shadows and breaks the monotony of a traditional podium. Whether watched live in the stadium or on the television, our concept aimed to create a lasting image for the victory ceremonies of the Games.
Above the architectural and graphic design of the piece itself, our work lies on a strong philosophy. For the first time ever in the history of the Games, the podium was conceived for use in the Paralymics first and foremost, making it an inclusive design.
The 40 podiums which supported 4,400 Olympic medalists across the different events and venues were made from recyclable GRP and manufactured locally by staging and set manufacturers, Scott Fleary.
The victory ceremonies were the stage of some of the most iconic moments and highlights of the Games such as the greetings between star athletes Usain Bolt and Mo Farah or the French Handball Team show.
Luc was invited on many radio stations such as RTL, RMC, Europe1 or local stations. He also appeared on local TV channels.
He was received personally by the French Minister for Sports and Youth, Valerie Fourneyron, who congratulated him for his achievement. Earlier on, the Prime Minister himself has sent his congratulations and quoted him as an example to follow for the French Youth in his inaugural speech at Club France in London.
Ⓒ 2011 Luc Fusaro
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