Olympia Schwimmhalle

City: Munich, Germany

Year of Games: 1972

Architect: Behnisch & Partner

Unique roof construction gives this building its status. A lightweight stressed-skin structure, the weight is upheld through tension only, and not compression. Support is provided by a double curvature of the roof and pretensioned guy wires. Most remember the pool as the site Mark Spitz spirited to a then record 7 individual gold medals.