Eight architects have been shortlisted for the London Olympic cycle VeloPark design competition the Olympic Delivery Authority announced today.
They are David Chipperfield, David Morley Architects, Dominique Perrault Architecte, FLACQ, Faulkner Browns with Heatherwick Studio, Foreign Office Architects, Hopkins Architects with Sanda Douma Associates, Wilkinson Eyre.There were over 100 expressions of interests since the design team competition launched in February.'The winner is expected to be announced in the summer', said ODA. A 10-month outline design phase will be followed by nine months of detailed design before construction work starts in spring 2009. Completion is planned for summer 2011.A design jury will judge the entries which are due in at the end of May. They are ODA chief executive David Higgins, ODA board member Sir Nicholas Serota, Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Hoy, ODA principal design advisor Ricky Burdett, Derek Wilson of games organiser LOCOG, RIBA president elect Sunand Prasad, past president of the Landscape Institute Kathryn Moore and Shaun Dawson, chief executive of the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.The VeloPark will be based in the north of the Olympic site and will include a Velodrome to host indoor track cycling events and a temporary purpose built BMX circuit for those events.After the Games there are plans to relocate the BMX circuit and add a road cycle circuit and mountain bike course. The VeloPark will also be connected to the Sustrans National Cycle Network.