Monday, May 21, 2012

Bicycle Club

'Bicycle Club' by NL architects, Hainan, China
Designed by Amsterdam-based NL architects, 'Bicycle Club' is a super great idea of a cycling arena. Using the form of the traditional and functional pagoda, they designed the rooftop elegantly curved upward.

At the ground level, there is a glass-enclosed cafe that supported the open-air velodrome on the rooftop.

rooftop bicycle track appears to float above a glass-enclosed cafe at ground level
aerial view of rooftop bicycle track
Despite of the loud sound and rain controversy on the article's comments column, I really like the idea of the velodrome on the rooftop because it looks fun! And the shady cafe underneath it would be a great place for the cyclists after a few lap of cycling under the sun.

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