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.
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