London 2012 - Olympic architecture

It is less than a year until the Olympic velodrome - with its smooth, curved elliptical lines - will be filled with the world's fastest cyclists. But before any medals have been awarded, the new building is winning its own plaudits.

It has been shortlisted for the 2011 Stirling Prize for architecture.

Take a look inside - and see how it sits architecturally next to the other Olympic venues on the site - with Jerome Frost from the Olympic Delivery Authority, Sunday Times architecture critic Hugh Pearman and architect Mike Taylor who helped design the velodrome.

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The winner of the Stirling Prize will be announced on the evening of Saturday 1 October.

Click bottom right for audio guidance captions. Photography by Paul Kerley and courtesy ODA. Beijing Olympics image courtesy Getty Images.

Music courtesy KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 30 September 2011.

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BBC - London 2012

London 2012 - Official site

Hopkins Architects

Hugh Pearman

RIBA Stirling Prize 2011

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