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  5. Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects
  6. 2015
  7. BMX Supercross Track / Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects

BMX Supercross Track / Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects

  • 09:00 - 5 November, 2015
BMX Supercross Track / Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects
BMX Supercross Track / Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects , © Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

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  • Design Team

    Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc.
  • Track Design Consultant

    Elite Trax Inc.
  • Structural Engineer

    Halsall Associates Limited
  • Civil Engineer

    EMC Group Limited
  • Electrical Engineer

    Smith and Andersen Consulting Engineering
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

Text description provided by the architects. The BMX Supercross Track Legacy Project from the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games was designed and constructed to the exacting standards of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) certification board.  It has been certified by this group and as such is the only track in Canada to be recognized.

© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

This unconventional project was completed through an unconventional process. The design team considered various materials and researched the history of these facilities throughout the world and in Olympic contests. It is fairly recent, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, that BMX racing became a medal sport.

© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy
Site Plan
Site Plan
© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

The site of the track, which was determined prior to the design team being engaged, was quickly found to be a low point of the park and its drainage catchment area was enormous. Building a dirt track on essentially a catchment area required an extensive underground drainage system, influencing structural and civil engineering interventions.

© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

These flows had to be managed to allow the track to be dry within 30 minutes of a rainfall, one of the criteria for the games, and the water quality had to satisfy the requirements of the Toronto Region Conservation Authority because a designated wetland area lies immediately to the south of the site.

Track Section 1
Track Section 1
Track Section 2
Track Section 2
Track Section 3
Track Section 3
Track Section 4
Track Section 4

The aesthetics of concrete allowed the practical considerations of storage, ramp heights and retaining wall sections to each be expressed as architectural elements within a single form. Board formed concrete, prefinished concrete block and a smooth faced framing members all add to the distinct language of each element. At once separate and unified.

© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "BMX Supercross Track / Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects " 05 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776530/bmx-kleinfeldt-mychajlowycz-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Scott Norsworthy

BMX 小轮车越野赛道 / Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects