With 2012 rounding the corner, there is a lot to come within such a milestone year: ranging from the Presidential race to the possible end of the world to the 2012 Olympic games. Set to take place in London, the structures and athletic arenas have been in the work for quite some time, and with the fully completed Velodrome, which opened in February of 2011, the architectural trends for the games have shown a constant evolving design trend throughout the games’ history.
The Velodrome designed by Expedition Engineering is the games’ most eco-friendly and sustainable building for the 2012 Olympics. The green design of the structure with its steel reduction use in design along with energy and water reduction is a modern marvel that will withstand the test of time. Located in the glorious structure which houses 6,000 seats and is geared towards the cycling events of the games, lies a grandiose piece of modern design that boasts innovation in sustainability and modern interior design.
Its wooden façade is a true marking of eco-design by using natural elements on the outside as well as the inside. The Velodrome marks yet another step into the value of sustainability and it prominence in the future of architecture. We’re excited to see how this landmark will come to use for the Olympic games mid-year in 2012 and how the Velodrome will serve as a beacon of green building for years to come.
For more information and video of the Velodrome with its designers, click here.