The Velodrome

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LONDON, TRAVEL

This is just a little post filled with architecture and a ridiculous sunset.

The second year of my degree has been very un-stimulating so far, but Chris Wise is one of the few professors who makes me wanna stay in Civil Engineering and reminds me of why I decided to go into it in the first place. The Millennium Bridge, the Infinity Bridge and the Velodrome at the Olympic Park are probably his most famous structures in the UK. To prepare for our upcoming Scenario, Chris Wise took us on a little field trip to the Velodrome. It was my first visit to this part of London – I had absolutely no idea there was so much property development going on in Stratford. After the Olympics finished in 2012, the iconic venues designed by no less than Zaha Hadid (or Chris Wise (….Mario, name a famous designer that starts with C…)) and the entire neighbourhood have been re-developped into huge retail, residential & leisure areas.

It was a beautiful, crisp fall day when we left UCL, but thanks to Liam, it took us a while until we actually made it to the Velodrome. We arrived just in time to see the Velodrome showing off its incredible colours of the rhubarb finished timber as the sun slowly settled over London.

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