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The Avantidrome, Home of Cycling, National Velodrome

Chibnall Buckell Marovic Team Architects’ joint ventured with Waikato construction company, Livingstone Building, and delivered a successful design build package for delivery in March 2014. The velodrome arena is 110 metres in length by 65 metres in width, and has no supporting columns, but rather a series of ten degree angled perimeter frames supporting 6 metre high, curved steel space frames, all suspended 20 metres above the imported Siberian Pine timber track.

An adjacent three storey administration building, houses Bike New Zealand, High Performance Sport, Triathlon New Zealand, as well as a significant number of community based office, gymnasium and training spaces for road, track, BMX and mountain bike programmes. The complex and challenging journey has provided Team Architects with a series of specialist team based "design and build" skill sets, resulting in a cost efficient, finely tuned, architectural solution.

Awards
NZIA Waikato - Bay of Plenty Public Architecture Award, 2015
NZTA Community Facility Award, "Favourite Places to Ride", 2017

Time lapse video of the track installation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF7t8LB6AC0

Waikato Times Report, 12 August, 2014 - Games medal success as a result of The Avantidrome: http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/sport/10372488/Velodrome-comes-up-gold

Waikato Times, June 18, 2014: http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/10170051/People-adopt-Avantidome-as-their-home-for-cycling

The Avantidrome Story: http://vimeo.com/92771914

YouTube Video, Home of Cycling; The Avantidrome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my9PYk6fGWY

Waikato Business News, March/April, 2014: http://www.wbp.net.nz/ebooks/wbn/wbn0314B/WBN0314B.html

YouTube Track Trialing, Accreditation UCI Homoglation 1 Ceremony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKGTQtr2eMw

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