Designed for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and as a multi-sports venue beyond, the velodrome is naturally ventilated – unusual for such a facility dependent upon internal temperature control. This requirement led to a concept of building a ‘brise soleil’ hovering over its landscape setting. It is clad in PTFE fabric, enabling a sculptural expression undulating synergistically with the track geometry. The canopy ‘floats’ above a base of folded landscape that forms banking for an adjoining BMX track and event spaces around the velodrome.
Jayson Blight was joint Project Director for Anna Meares Velodrome when working at Cox Architecture t/a Cox Rayner.
AIA Queensland Public Architecture Award 2017
Christopher Frederick Jones