SED Keynote Lecture: Mike Taylor, Gustavo Brunelli and Ed Mc Cann
London 2012 Velodrome: An example of integrated and sustainable design
Date: Tuesday 17 January 2012
Venue: Lecture Hall
see also: Tuesday 17 January 10.00
SED PHASE II JURY
Sustainable Environmental Design MArch candidates present their dissertation projects.
The three key design players of the London 2012 Velodrome will talk about the design methods and solutions that resulted in a true case of integrated and sustainable design. The lightweight, double-curving and cable-net roof structure was designed to reflect the shape of the cycling track based on an economical use of materials. Strategically positioned glazed roof lights provide diffuse light throughout the track and infield areas, avoiding direct sunlight. Whilst mechanical systems seamlessly integrated into the building envelope deliver the warm temperatures required for the record breaking races, the Velodrome can be fully naturally ventilated during most of the year, reducing its energy consumption and related carbon emissions.
Mike Taylor is a Senior Partner of Hopkins Architects. Gustavo Brunelli is an Associate Consultant of BDSP Partnership Consulting Engineers. Ed McCann is a Director of Expedition Engineering.
All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.