The Anna Meares Velodrome is a new indoor track facility located at the southern end of the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler, Queensland. The velodrome forms a strong and dynamic completion to the precinct.

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Project Name: Anna Meares Velodrome
Studio Name:
Cox Architecture
Project size: 10916 m2
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 2
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones

Anna Meares Velodrome by Cox Architecture - Sheet1
Indoor Cycle Track ©Christopher Frederick Jones

A significant driver for the project was its facility suited to the staging of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Cycling. It includes 1500 legacy seats, with 2500 additional seats available for large sporting events.

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Anna Meares Velodrome by Cox Architecture - Sheet2
Interior View ©Christopher Frederick Jones

The velodrome contributes to connecting plaza spaces that augment and enhance the existing suite of sporting facilities at the complex, with a focus on the creation of a cycling precinct alongside the BMX track.

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Trussed Roof ©Christopher Frederick Jones

The project is notable for its large saddle-form roof of over 10,000m2 in area. The large steel superstructure is clad on the walls and roof with a combination of opaque and translucent tensioned membrane fabric.

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