Stratford’s Velodrome wins an award
PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 October 2011
The striking Olympic cycling Velodrome has won a prestigious architecture award for its environmentally friendly design.
The striking cycling Velodrome - a centre piece in Stratford’s Olympic Park - has won a prestigious architecture award for its environmentally friendly design.
Use of wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council on the track and external cladding and the installation of a 100 per cent natural ventilation system, where the building’s shape itself allows fresh air to circulate, helped it scoop the Prime Minister’s Better Public Award – beating 60 other entries - at a ceremony in London.
Olympic Delivery Authority Chair John Armitt said: “The Velodrome was the first venue to be announced as structurally complete on the Olympic Park and it has quickly become a symbol of smart and sustainable design that demonstrates the best of British talent.”
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