Saturday, March 12, 2011

Olympic VeloPark London 2012 | Hopkins Architects

One of the four permanent venues on the Olympic Park, the Velodrome provides a venue for the indoor track cycling events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The building seeks to form an elegant response to the brief using simple materials in an efficient manner to meet the client's aspirations within the available budget.

Cycling inspired the concept for the Velodrome. The bike is an ingenious ergonomic object, honed to unrivalled efficiency; we wanted the same application of design creativity and engineering rigour that goes into the design and manufacture of the bike to manifest itself in the building. Not as a mimicry of the bicycle but as a three dimensional response to the functional requirements of the venue whose
distinctive form has emerged from an integrated design team approach which focused on the performance and efficiency of every aspect of the building.....more
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