Model of the Los Angeles Olympic Candidature

EXarchitects in collaboration with Pictures That Move realized the presentation model of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic candidature model, initially presented for 2024 but finally designated as the host city for 2028.

 

At the request of the organizing committee, the model was used as a projection base to produce a 360º interactive audiovisual experience for visitors, created by Pictures That Move. The model was first installed at the US House in Ipanema during the Rio 2016 games. Instead it is currently at the Olympic bid headquarters in Los Angeles. As a result of the need for the model to be transportable and to be repaired or replaced quickly, it was decided to make it entirely using digital manufacturing techniques in our fablab in Villaviciosa de Odón.
It was therefore manufactured according to the representation needs of the different elements with different manufacturing techniques:
  1. First of all, the terrain: 3D CNC milling on high density polyurethane foam + methacrylate bases + phenolic birch plywood board support.
  2. Meanwhile vials + meter: laser cutting of methacrylate strips.
  3. Unique buildings (venues): high definition 3D printing in verowhiteplus resin.
  4. Finish: primer + paint 4k gray special projection.

We show you images of the model with the projections and studio photographs:

We show you detailed images of the manufacturing process of the parts:

Project data

Project: Model of the Los Angeles Olympic Candidature 2028
Contracting Company: PTM + LA2024 + AECOM
Year: 2016
Execution Deadline: 4 weeks
3D Modeling: AECOM + EXarchitects
Fabrication: EXarchitects
Manufacturing techniques / Materials:

  1. First of all, the terrain: 3D CNC milling on high-density polyurethane foam + methacrylate bases + phenolic birch plywood board support.
  2. Meanwhile vials + meter: laser cutting of methacrylate strips.
  3. Unique buildings (venues): high definition 3D printing in verowhiteplus resin.
  4. Finish: primer + paint 4k gray special projection.

Dimensions: 2000 x 1000 x 200 mm
Photography: Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

Finally, we share with you a video about the manufacturing process of the model:

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