Olympic Velodrome

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Olympic Velodrome London 2012Designed by Hopkins Architects, this was was a very high profile competition for the development of the velodrome, a significant venue within the Olympic Park.

 

Launched in March 2007, this was a very high profile competition to appoint a world-class design team for the development of the velodrome, a significant venue within the Olympic Park.

Hopkins Architects were selected as the overall winner. The 6,000 seat velodrome located in the north of the Olympic Park will host the Olympic and Paralympic indoor track cycling events and will be one of the 'Big 4' permanent venues in the Olympic Park. After the Games the BMX circuit will be repositioned next to the velodrome with a road cycle circuit and mountain bike course added to create a legacy VeloPark. The VeloPark will also be connected to the Sustrans National Cycle Network, linking the new facilities into cycle routes across London.

Work started on site in February 2009 and was completed ahead of programme and on budget in January 2011.

Awards

Architecture Award, Design Museum's Design of the Year 2012

ICE London Civil Engineer Award 2011

AJ 100 'Building of the Year' Award

RIBA Award 2011

RIBA Stirling Prize People's Choice 2011

RIBA 'Client of the Year' Award 2011

BCIA Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award 2011

Visit our YouTube channel to hear more about RIBA Competitions' involvement in the process. 

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