Iwakitaira Keirin Velodrome

Iwakitaira Keirin Velodrome

Iwakitaira Keirin Velodrome

Iwakitaira Keirin Velodrome

Iwakitaira Keirin Velodrome

Iwakitaira Keirin Velodrome

Concept
Velodromes are places for public operated legal gambling, which have been supported by a small cadre of enthusiasts, but are not a facility familiar to the average person.
The Fukushima velodrome is famous as the proving grounds for numerous Olympic athletes. Specially formed pre-cast concrete corner banks, Main Spectator stand with protruding seating, interior viewing decks and public square were realized to create a new style of engaged spectatorship.
The back stand has been designed for multi-purpose use and innovative exterior with landscaping planted with fauna similar to local scrub forests are some of the means to move closer to the general public and expand the fan base.
Facts
Project Name
Iwakitaira Keirin Velodrome
Location
Iwaki-shi, Fukushima, Japan
Major Use
Stadium, athletes' dormitory
Completion
Mar. 2009
Total Floor Area
26,889 m²
Structure
RC, SRC
Floors
7F 1BF
Photo Credit
FOTOTECA
Awards
2014 Public Building Award
2012 International Architecture Awards
2011 BCS Prize
2011 Fukushima Architectural and Cultural Award
2010 Tohoku Architecture Award
2009 Good Design Award
2007 SDA Award
2007 Smokers' Style Competition
2007 JCD Design Award