POPULAR TODAY ARCHITECTURE

hopkins architects: london 2012 olympic velodrome   construction
nov 19, 2010
hopkins architects: london 2012 olympic velodrome construction


the london 2012 velodrome by hopkin architects
all photos courtesy ODA

new images have been released by the olympic delivery authority (ODA) showing
the construction of the london 2012 velodrome racing ahead.

designed by UK firm hopkin architects the 6,000 seat velodrome will host the olympic
and paralympic track cycling events in 2012. after the games, the legacy velodrome
will be used by elite athletes and the local community and will include a café, bike hire
and cycle workshop facilities.

construction work started on the velodrome in march 2009 making it one of the last
of the ‘big five’ olympic park venues to get underway but with the velodrome steel
structure complete and work now underway to install the distinctive double-curved
cable-net roof, the venue is on track for completion in early 2011 to make it
the first olympic park venue to be completed.


the cable net roof


the curved steel structure

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library