2012 London Olympics – Velodrome | By Hopkins Architects

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2012 London Olympics   Velodrome | By Hopkins Architects

Broken ground in March 2009, the velodrome for the http://london2012.com” target=”_blank”>2012 Summer Olympics in London became the first venues to be finished for the games. In the time of economic constraints, the lead architectural team, http://hopkins.co.uk” target=”_blank”>Hopkins Architects, not only handed the arena over on time but within budget as well. To seat 6,000 cycling fanatics, the 35-mile track, handsomely clad in sustainable Siberian pine by 26 carpenters over the course of 8 weeks, banks gently at 42-degree with a longer straight-away towards the finish for those last minute sprints. Sustainability being the theme of all Olympic venues, the velodrome employed a lightweight cable-net roof construction, optimal usages of natural light, rainwater collection for re-usages, and other innovative features. After the games, the track will be part of a community sporting space, with café and workshops.
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2012 London Olympics   Velodrome | By Hopkins Architects

2012 London Olympics   Velodrome | By Hopkins Architects

2012 London Olympics   Velodrome | By Hopkins Architects

2012 London Olympics   Velodrome | By Hopkins Architects

2012 London Olympics   Velodrome | By Hopkins Architects

2012 London Olympics   Velodrome | By Hopkins Architects

2012 London Olympics   Velodrome | By Hopkins Architects

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