Erected for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects’ supercross track is Canada’s only bicycle raceway to be certified by the International Cycling Union. The track sits in a sunken catchment area where storm water collects, and yet – thanks to an advanced under-ground drainage system – it dries within 30 minutes of even the heaviest rainfall. The project is more than just an engineering feat, though; its steel buildings, tactile concrete retaining wall and undulating dirt track make for a striking work of landscape art.
Project: BMX Supercross Legacy Track
Location: Toronto, Canada
Firm: Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects, Canada
Team: Carol Kleinfeldt, Gerald Lambers and Roman Mychajlowycz
BMX Supercross Legacy Track
The finalists in the 2017 AZ Awards category of Recreational Architecture prove that sports facilities need not be traditional.