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London City Racecourse

The shape of the main grandstand building is based on a new generation of racecourse design, with the roof form developed around the optimum spectator distribution, the majority of seating being located across from the start/finish line. It will also be the first new racecourse built in the UK for more than 70 years. The 700m long roof structure, which provides habitable roof space, is achieved by 50m box trusses which cantilever from the main core areas. The cantilever is assisted by a curved form at the tip which creates an arch in the orthogonal direction. A gallery covers the parade ring below, and provides a continuous public viewing space along the roof edge.

CLIENT: Wiggins Group ARCHITECT: Foster and Partners

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