All manner of cyclists exist in Sweden including commuters and athletes, but there are few spaces for them to gather and coalesce. Creating such an environment will have the double effect of uniting cyclists and raising their profile in the general public. This in turn, it is hoped, will help to encourage other urban dwellers to take up cycling and reduce the city’s overall carbon footprint.
The center itself is comprised of a velodrome constructed on a steep hill that allows pedestrians and cyclists to cross underneath. There is plenty of space for other activities, allowing for interaction between cyclists and non-cyclists, and a tensile cover that provides shelter from the rain in one of Sweden’s wettest cities in Sweden will be erected separately from the track. Despite having a tiny footprint, the cycling center is expected to have a huge impact on the community’s attitude towards bicycles in general.
Via Arch Daily