Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt

Shanghai Oriental Sports Center

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Location
200000 Shanghai
Year
2011

Shanghai was hosting the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships in 2011. This required the construction of a new 347,000m2 sports center comprising a new sports stadium, swimming stadium, an open-air pool for high-diving competitions, plus a media center. An artificial lake is the connecting element between the various stadiums. The buildings stand on raised platforms, which project into the lake. This produces a softly curving shore on the north side round the circular stadiums and a straight edge on the south side for the open-air pool.

Competition
2008 – 1st Prize

Design
Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze

Client
Shanghai Administration of Sport

Construction period
2009–2011

Seats sports stadium
18,000

Seats swimming stadium
5,000

Seats outdoor swimming stadium
5,000

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