National Cycling Centre

Shut up
legs!

Location
Adelaide, SA, Australia

Client
Confidential

Date
2014–2015

Value
$125m

Services
Architecture, Urban Design, Sports Facility Planning

Category
Sport
Work

Key Features

  • Located in Victoria Park this proposed facility would build upon the existing track cycling uses within the park.
  • The National Cycling Centre contains an indoor velodrome with grandstand seating for 3,000 spectators, an outdoor BMX track and an outdoor / indoor criterion track, all designed to UCI standards
  • In order to reduce the profile of the centre within the parklands, the building has been recessed partly within the landscape so that the level of the main concourse is now at the same level as natural ground.
  • The building has a habitable green roof which gives the visual appearance of a landscaped mound within the parklands and conceals the functions of the centre from the exterior.
  • The centre’s orientation has been design to celebrate the existing heritage listed Victoria Park Racecourse Grandstand building within a new pedestrian plaza and to be respectful of other events which occur within Victoria Park, particularly the annual Clipsal 500 motorsport race.
  • In order to accommodate and provide some permanent seating for this event, an integrated 1,000 seat grandstand has been located on the western exterior of the cycling centre.

The establishment of a National Cycling Centre within Adelaide is reflective of South Australia’s national and international standing as Australia’s premier cycling city, through the continued success of the annual Tour Down Under professional cycling event.

This centre will become the national headquarters for Cycling Australia and for training elite cyclists.