Open Lecture – Jonathan Watts; The London 2012 Olympic Velodrome – Doing More With Less


Jonathan Watts of Hopkins Architects will discuss the design and delivery of the 2012 Olympic Velodrome, one of four permanent venues in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Velodrome provided a landmark venue for the indoor track cycling events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Jonathan studied architecture at the University of Bath and the Technical University of Munich with a particular focus on sustainable building design. He completed his education at the University of Greenwich, London, where he was recipient of the Bennetts Prize for Best Part 3 Student. Since 2008, Jonathan has worked on a number of projects with Hopkins Architects, including the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome and legacy transformation of the VeloPark & North Parklands. This has won numerous awards such as the RIBA Award for Architecture 2011, the AJ 100 ‘Building of the Year’, the BCIA Prime Minister’s Better Public Building & the Stirling Prize ‘People’s Choice’. Jonathan has lectured at numerous UK Schools of Architecture, including Cambridge, Bath and UCL, and abroad for the Foreign Office, as part of ECOWEEK’s seminar series. He is currently fully engaged as the Project Architect for an exciting new Science Centre for Abingdon School in Oxfordshire.

  • Open Lecture Series 2013/2014
  • Norbert Singer Lecture Theatre / M055
  • Mansion Site, Avery Hill Campus
  • Wednesday 22nd January; 6PM

More info: University of Greenwich Department of Architecture and Landscape

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2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

Photo by Donald Miralle

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