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London 2012 Velodrome: Design in Pursuit of Efficiency


This in-depth monograph looks at Hopkins Architects’ Stirling Prize-nominated velodrome. Designed and created for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the velodrome – affectionately known as the ‘pringle’ – constitutes one of the most iconic structures of the Olympic Park, which brought inspiration and regeneration to an often-neglected part of East London.

This publication will take you on a journey commencing before this triumph of a sporting venue was conceived, through its design and construction phases, to how it will function in legacy mode. With contributions from the Olympic Delivery Authority and cycling legends alike, complemented by a vast array of high-quality photographs, technical drawings and plans, the complete story of the velodrome is neatly packaged into one concise volume that is as stylish as the structure it represents.


Richard Arnold, Chris Bannister, Vivien Blacker, Peter Blundell Jones, Klaus Bode, Peter Buchanan, Paul Finch, Paul Gillieron, Dean Goodliffe, Andrew Grant, Hattie Hartman, Sir Chris Hoy, Michael Humphreys, Felix Mara, Ed McCann, Jason Millett, Mike Taylor, Ron Webb, Andrew Weir, Chris Wise, and Sarah Storey, plus foreword by Sir Nicholas Serota.


September 2011


Olympic Delivery Authority