Velodrome and Olympic Swimming Pool – Berlin

17-09-10

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Two basic volumes, a cylinder and a parallelepiped, covered in steel meshes and sinked in a low-raised plateau, is all that can be seen from outside of this complex extending several floors underground.

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

The complex with the surrounding park looked abandoned in August–indeed it was closed for a couple of weeks for maintenance–and it seemed to echo the failure of Berlin to be picked as host city of the 2000 Olympic Games.

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Olympic Cycle Stadium and Swimming Pool - Berlin

Yet it preserves the strenght and the frankness of the planning concept intact.

Designed by: Dominique Perrault
Year: 1999
Visited: August 2008
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