Passing the bladder draw-off towers and waterfalls by canal boat.

The Bladders

As a response to London’s classification as a city of ‘serious water stress’, a model for the extension of the city’s ailing water cistern is proposed. The Bladders are a billowing municipal water storage and treatment system unveiled as a legacy of the 2012 Olympic Park, engulfing Populous+Peter Cook’s Olympic Stadium and the Aquatic Centre by Zaha Hadid. Giant inflated water bladders and anaerobic digester stomachs are the structural elements of an architecture that returns a segment of the Lea Valley into a ‘backyard’ for Londoners to explore. Substituting the spectacle of the Olympics for a spatially performative utilitarian architecture.

Skin retractor.


East London


Facsimile of documents from The Bladders Project archive.


OS Landranger Map 120


Line section.


Thirsty wall.


Passage between the great bladders.


Digester stomach.

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