This undulating program was designed by Canadian firm Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects to host BMX races during the 2015 Pan American Video games (+ slideshow).
The neighborhood architecture studio designed the BMX Supercross Legacy Project for the sporting event, which was held in Toronto for the duration of July.
Riders launched themselves onto the undulating grime track by way of ramps enclosed in a board-marked concrete and steel-slatted construction.
The two starting hills measure 10 and five metres tall, and offered launchpads for the two expert and amateur racers. The 517-metre-prolonged course weaves in direction of a spectator stadium placed alongside the finish line.
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“It is an object in a landscape and a landscape in its own right,” said the architects. “Board formed concrete, pre-finished concrete block and a smooth faced framing members all add to the distinct language of each component. At once separate and unified.”
“The aesthetics of concrete permitted the sensible concerns of storage, ramp heights and retaining wall sections to every single be expressed as architectural aspects inside of a single kind.”
The track was developed to the stipulations of regulatory board Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), generating it the only UCI-certified track in Canada. BMX was first recognised as a medal sport in the course of the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.
The track is set on a reduced-lying element of the site where water naturally collects. But race criteria meant the course necessary to be dry just thirty minutes after rain, so the architects designed an underground drainage program.
The Pan American Video games has taken place each 4 years considering that 1951, when the inaugural event was hosted in Buenos Aires. Toronto became the second Canadian city to host the games, which is beaten in scale only by the summer season Olympic Games and the Asian Video games.
A shooting range primarily based on the jagged outline of a maple leaf was also developed by Berlin company Magma Architecture for the 2015 video games, where gymnastics, equestrian and ball sports tournaments had been also held.
Photography is by Scott Norsworthy.
Layout crew: Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects
Track layout advisor: Elite Trax
Structural engineer: Halsall Associates
Civil engineer: EMC Group
Electrical engineer: Smith and Andersen Consulting Engineering
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