London 2012 Olympic cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick

The recently unveiled Cauldron at the Summer Olympics is a wonderful and beautiful tribute to the Olympics. But oddly enough, cannot be viewed by most of the public that will visit the Olympic Park. I’m not sure why this design decision was made but it is very unfortunate. I personally believe it is one of the most beautiful Cauldron designs ever.

Dezeen Wire: here are the first images of the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick, unveiled at the opening ceremony of the games tonight.

The cauldron consists of 204 copper petals, each representing one of the competing nations. They were brought into the stadium by each team as part of the athletes’ procession then attached to long pipes in a ring at the centre of the arena.

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