Discreet, efficient protection for the London Velodrome

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Project data

• Architect
Hopkins Architects
• Design/Fabrication/Installation
Base Structures

  • • Serge Ferrari composite material
    > Précontraint 392 S2 NPP
    Material area : 2 600 m2

  • The circular stands overlook the track, just like an arena. 6,000 seats are fixed to two flights of terraces separated by a walkway running all around the building.

    The top flight of terraces is located directly underneath the building technical components and a screen with a twofold objective was required: to aesthetically conceal the ventilation ducts and to prevent the possible risk of over-enthusiastic spectators falling backwards!
    Base Structures, responsible for the project, opted for a solution implementing Serge Ferrari NPP* flexible composite material, whose lightness and flexibility combined with exceptional strength allowed a totally safe protective liner to be manufactured and installed.

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