Photo © Christian Gahl
Photo © Christian Gahl
Photo © Christian Gahl
Photo © Christian Gahl
Photo © Christian Gahl

Sports Center, Universiade 2011

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Location
518000 Shenzhen
Year
2011

The Universiade sports center has to satisfy the functional requirements of both international sports events and the organization of other smaller and larger-scale events and concerts. The design is inspired by the surrounding undulating landscape. This enables topographical modulation in the sports center area, with flows of people on various levels. An artificial lake connects the stadium at the foot of the mountain with the circular multifunctional hall in the north and the rectangular swimming hall west thereof. The central sports plaza is accessed via a raised promenade from the individual stadia. Two 150 m tall buildings forming the service centre round off the sports complex in the north.

Competition
2006 – 1st Prize

Design
Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke

Client:
Bureau of Public Works of Shenzhen Municipality

Construction period
2007–2011

Planning area
870,000 m²

Seats stadium
60,000

Seats multi-function hall
18,000

Seats swimming hall
3,000

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