Olympic Velodrome in action

The Velodrome by London practice Hopkins Architects combines clean lines with ecological thinking. This elegant building, created to house one of the fastest bike tracks for the 2012 London Olympics, forms one of the ‘big five’ projects in the Olympic Park – the main hub of the Games.

The building was designed to be simple to construct using lightweight material. Sustainable choices range from the sourcing of wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council used on the track and external cladding, and naturally ventilated systems that eliminates the need for air conditioning.

And here it is in action…

Pictures by Iain Killingbeck

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