Olympic Velodrome by Hopkins Architects
[London Olympics in the AJBL] 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
One of 14 Olympic projects in the Library, the Velodrome contains 6,000 seats in both Olympic and Legacy modes and responds to both contexts in an appropriate manner with minimal transformation.
The upper and lower seating tiers are split by the main public circulation concourse which forms the main point of entry into the arena and allows spectators to maintain contact with the action on the track as they circulate around the building.
The concourse is fully glazed to allow views both into and out of the building. It also helps to visually separate the Western Red Cedar clad upper bowl from the ground floor back of house accommodation which is largely hidden behind the landscaped earth berms that form a visual plinth at the east and west ends of the building.
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