London 2012 Velodrome by Hopkins Architects

London 2012 Velodrome by Hopkins Architects

London firm Hopkins Architects have completed the Velodrome, the first of the five permanent venues on the Olympic Park for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

London 2012 Velodrome by Hopkins Architects

The hyperbolic paraboloid-shaped steel-framed structure sits on a 360 degree glazed concourse at entry level, and is clad in timber with little apertures to allow for natural ventilation.

London 2012 Velodrome by Hopkins Architects

The lightweight, double-curving, cable-net roof structure was designed to reflect the shape of the cycling track.

London 2012 Velodrome by Hopkins Architects

6,000 seats are located all the way around the track and are split into an upper and lower tier by the glazed concourse.

London 2012 Velodrome by Hopkins Architects

48,000 cubic metres of material was excavated to create the bowl in which the building sits.

London 2012 Velodrome by Hopkins Architects

The London 2012 Velodrome will host the Olympic and Paralympic indoor cycling events and also includes changing rooms, retail facilities, workshop and a viewing concourse.

London 2012 Velodrome by Hopkins Architects

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London 2012 Velodrome by Hopkins Architects

Photography is by Richard Davies.

Here's some more information from the Olympic Delivery Authority:


London 2012 Velodrome unveiled as Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Jason Kenny & GB riders try out track for first time

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