After an intense five-year journey, the brand new cycling track in Heusden-Zolder was officially inaugurated on Friday 27 October 2023. The intention is to host a European championship in the near future. In 2030, when our country celebrates its 200th anniversary, even the world championship is targeted.
The new sports complex was built on the former race track in Heusden-Zolder. It contains a 250-metre indoor cycling track with central sports fields with 1,000 fixed and 1,000 mobile seats. The building houses a gymnasium, an exercise lab, a medical centre for the Zolder racecourse, a spacious cafeteria with terrace, meeting rooms and offices. Furthermore, there are practical facilities such as changing rooms, storage and parking. The indoor cycling track is the second UCI-approved cycling track built in Flanders. The first one, the Flemish Cycling Centre Eddy Merckx in Ghent, was also designed by B-architecten.
The sports infrastructure is of the highest level: the biggest international competitions can take place, international teams can train and, at the same time, young athletes can be coached in all the various sports. The design unites all sports under one roof, ensuring an efficient and integrated functioning. It also encourages social contact between the different sports groups and spectators. The thoughtful walkways ensure smooth and logical movement throughout the building. The architectural language is inspired by the dynamics of track cycling with a pure, elegant and natural look.
VRT NWS was also present at the festive inauguration. Watch the video report here.
Vanhout / Houben nv / dbv-architecten / Sweco Belgium / Comtis Services / Bureau De Fonseca / RaCo / FSEC / Velotrack International / CLUSTER landschap & stedenbouw
Gemeentebestuur Heusden-Zolder / Sport Vlaanderen / Circuit Zolder / vzw Sportcomplex Vlaanderen/Heusden-Zolder / vzw Cycling Friends
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