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Jinan Sports Center Jinan Sports Center is not only an important venue for the eleventh National Games of China, but also an initiating project for the construction of the new town in the eastern part of Jinan City. The Sports Center aims at holding all the sport events of the National Games, and meeting the requirements of General Association of International Sports Federations to provide modern, worldclass venues for body building and entertainments. It is a complex that represents the image of the city, and would bring the latter economical benefit. The plan maximises the plot ratio and distribution of the venues (a triangle in plan). A sense of balance among spaces, and future business during and after sport events are carefully thought. The stadium and the training venue are situated in the west, while in the east are another stadium, a pool and a tennis center. The western part feels more magnificent, while the eastern layout is much more concentrated, with the central circular stadium and the symmetrical pool and tennis centre. The latter two "harbour" the stadium, forming a biaxial symmetry with the stadium in the west. The western, eastern, and southern parts (Administration Centre in the south) occupy three corners of the triangle, making a harmonious and steady layout. The central part is the plaza of the National Games, and would become a landmark of Jinan City after the Games. The underground part is devoted to shops, services and parking facilities. The plot, with the south on a higher level than the north, and the east and west higher than the central part, is carefully studied on the site to set an appropriate level for the construction in order to maximally meet the functional requirements of the project. Furthermore, the local culture of Jinan is embedded in the complex. Jinan Sports Centre constitutes a landmark of the district, and even a landmark of the city. Its distinctive forms and perfect functionality would help facilitate the development of the city.

Project name: Jinan Sports Center Award date: 2010 Location: Jinan, China Building area: 350,000 m2 Architect: CCDI Client: Jinan City Development Co., Ltd. Photographer: Chen Su Ji Chengke Li Yan Zheng Quan Award name: McGraw-Hill Construction 3rd Bi-Annual "Good Design Is Good Business" China Awards 2010, Best Public Project

Good Design in China  

The book, co-published by LST Publishing House and McGraw-Hill, is a collection of 45 award-winning projects from three "Good Design Is Good...

Good Design in China  

The book, co-published by LST Publishing House and McGraw-Hill, is a collection of 45 award-winning projects from three "Good Design Is Good...

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