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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Atelier 11: china national tennis center - now complete

'china national tennis center' by atelier 11 in beijing, china
all images courtesy atelier 11

following up on our previous coverage of the project, chinese architects atelier 11
has sent us images of the competed 'china national tennis center' in beijing, china.
otherwise known as the 'diamond arena', the project features 16 sets of v-shaped
columns that are used to form the overall structure and motif of the center.

exterior view

seeking to eliminate unneeded ornamentation, the design extracts visual elements
out of the structure to create a simplistic triangular pattern. the concrete body lends
the architecture a solid volume that maintains a strong sense of identity on the site.
able to seat 15,000 audience with its state-of-art facilities, the grandstand sits under
a collapsible steel roof which can open up to a span of 60m by 70m. in addition to
the seating rows spread around the stadium, two floors of glass boxes are situated
around the bottom part of the grandstand. the seventh floor features an open space
that wraps around the whole perimeter of the stadium, providing a 360 degree view of
the adjacent olympic park.

for photographs of the stadium under construction, and to see physical models and
technical drawings, click here for our previous coverage of the project.

outdoor circulation

view of collapsible roof

from grandstand

aerial view of court

view of seats

glass boxes

interior view 

concrete structure


overall view

at night

project info:

site area: 170,020 m2
construction area: 51,199 m2
client: beijing shi ao co., ltd.

design director: xu lei
design team: ding liqun, gao qinglei, lie heng, an peng
construction drawing: xu lei, an peng, gao qinglei, ding liqun, li lei, liu heng, zhu yin, jin ding
photographer: zhang guangyun, gao qinglei

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