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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2010 Podiums, very Canadian

Here is a look at the design for the Vancouver 2010 podiums. What do you think? Personally, they were not what I expected, but I really like them. I am used to the traditional, box-like podiums so it was weird seeing these ones, however I think they really represent the host province of BC.

These very unique podiums were designed so that no one forgets the Vancouver Olympics. They are shaped like Vancouver Island, both in form, and topography. The podiums are made of wood from various regions of B.C. Each of the 23 podiums weigh as much as 260 kilograms. These very Canadian pieces of art were made by RONA. We hope to hear O'Canada while our athletes stand at the top of those podiums!


  1. Uh... honestly, I don't know what to think. I think they're clever, but I'm still used to the box.

    But they are so very clever, I have to respect the person(s) who created it.

  2. They're... interesting. I can't say that I don't like them, but they're not exactly what I saw them as. Then again, maybe that's a good thing. They are freakishly heavy, though!