45 years ago, Olympic indoor track cycling took place for the first time at Montreal’s purpose-built velodrome. Today, it’s a science museum and eco-facility where visitors can explore four replicated ecosystems from the Americas.
Originally built by Roger Taillibert (the architect behind Parc des Princes, Stadium Lille-Metropole, and Montreal’s Olympic Stadium), the velodrome was transformed into the Biodôme in 1992. Then, architecture studio Kanva redesigned it further as part of the Biodome Migration project.
The result is beautiful and a great example of how to repurpose an Olympic venue after the Games are over (unlike some cities).