London-based hopkins architects have completed the ‘2012 Olympic velodrome’, 18 months before the start of the games.
Built on the old home of the Eastway cycle track, the 6,000-seat indoor facility
features a distinct, double-curve roof which was the result of a focused study into the performance and efficiency of the building.
Dave Brailsford, the performance director of british cycling comments, ‘the London 2012 velodrome is the fastest velodrome ever build and I think that suits our team.
The architects have been very clever in taking all the best bits from the best velodromes around the world and they have come up with a super venue.’
The integrated design team of the project explored the ergonomic nature of the bike and aimed to apply the same aspect of engineering into the design of the velodrome.