Play Magazine celebrates the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with a collection of articles linked to some of Make’s sports, leisure and cultural projects.


  • Expert eye: Three architects from Make discuss issues in sports, cultural and leisure building design.
  • Hand-to-hand combat: The secrets of the most dominant handball team in the world, and how they are likely to fare at the Copper Box.
  • Just a game? What is the future for English football’s Premier League?
  • Rolled gold: The story of goalball, one of the most dynamic sports in the Paralympic programme.
  • Judo’s big fight: The battle to preserve traditions in a modernising sport.
  • Climate control: A Make expert explains the challenges of designing sports and leisure venues in deserts.
  • All Rhodes to London: Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes talks about her work on the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
  • Knockout: Brain injury is sidelining more ice hockey pros than ever. Is the equipment to blame?
  • Play the old way: Dragon boats, yak racing and ta’i chi: how the Chinese are preserving their traditional sports.
  • A walk on the wild side: The Make-designed South Park Hub in London’s Olympic Park is the latest green space to brighten up a major city.
  • Trying to stay cool: The battle in extreme action sports between those who desire Olympic status and those who think it’s a curse.
  • Famous Five: Some of Make’s architects choose their favourite sports and leisure venues around the world.


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