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UK - London 2012 - Olympic Park - Velodrome detail sepia

Detail of the Cedar cladding on the exteroir of the Hopkins Architects designed London 2012 Velodrome.

 

From Wikipedia : "In 2009, at the time work began on the construction of the velodrome, the estimated cost of that facility alone was £105 million. Work on the velodrome was completed in February 2011, and was the first Olympic Park venue to be completed. The roof is designed to reflect the geometry of cycling as well as being lightweight and efficient reflecting a bike. There is also a 360-degree concourse level with windows allowing people views of the Olympic Park. The velodrome is energy efficient—rooflights reduce the need for artificial lights, and natural ventilation reduces the need for air condition. Rain water is also collected, which reduces the amount of water used from the municipal water system."

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Taken on August 30, 2012