The London Aquatics Centre is an indoor facility with two 50 metre swimming pools and a 25 metre diving pool, which will be one of the main venues of the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid, the centre is located in the Olympic Park at Stratford in East London. Its distinctive architecture and curved roof will be the first venue visitors see upon entering the Olympic Park, and is close to the Olympic Stadium. The centre will be used for the Olympic event of swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and water polo final. During the Games it will have a capacity of 17,500, which will be reduced to 2,500 after the Games. It is expected that the centre will leave a legacy of replacing the pools at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in South London as the UK's leading facility for aquatic sports. | model shows aquatics centre in olympic mode.