Created to host indoor cycling events, the venue holds 6,000 seats as well as changing rooms, retail space, a viewing concourse, cafes, a bike workshop, and a bicycle rental area. The Velodrome was started in 2009 and unveiled February 2011 when the Great Britain Cycling Team tested out the indoor track.
The building works seamlessly into the skyline with its double-curve roof and natural wood elements. The design really takes into account the natural movement of a bicycle. It is incredibly efficient in its design, as well, with ample natural light and a cross ventilation system.
We're just going to say what everyone's thinking, though. It looks a bit like a giant Pringle. A gorgeous Pringle that's set to house some exciting Olympics action, but a chip nonetheless.