17/05/2012

Velodrome, London 2012.

by Hopkins Architects. London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. [LON]
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
Architecture, VIDEO
Now that we are closer to the start of the Olympics in London, remember and bring the video of one of the best projects. One of the four permanent venues on the Olympic Park, the Velodrome provides a landmark venue for the indoor track cycling events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The hot favourite for the annual 16th RIBA Stirling Prize, Hopkins Architects’ 2012 Olympics Velodrome is a hyperbolic structure with an impressive double-curved, ultra light roof covered in red cedar wood and inspired by the race tracks. Alongside aesthetic considerations, the Velodrome is constructed with utmost care for eco-sustainability. Crane.tv chats to engineers Andrew Weir at Expedition Engineering and Klaus Bode at BDSP to hear about how they created one of the Olympic Park’s most complete structures.

Exterior view. By Hopkins Architects.
Exterior view. By Hopkins Architects.
Interior view. By Hopkins Architects.
Detail. Exterior view. By Hopkins Architects.
Section model. By Hopkins Architects.
Section drawing. By Hopkins Architects.

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