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Birds Nest National Stadium

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Herzog and De Meuron
 
location Beijing
function olympic stadium
contributed by Naomi

The National Stadium is dubbed the "bird's nest" because of the appearance of its innovative grid formation. The twig-like structural elements and the bowl-shaped roof are the masterpiece of the project, yet they posed great challenges for technicians and workers to make the building stand on its own feet. The National Stadium will host the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, and athletics and football competitions. After the Olympic Games, it will become a center for sports and cultural activities and other creative industries. Its post-Games use is under extensive planning. A four-star hotel is to be built on the northern side of the stadium's stands. When completed, it will accommodate spectators who want to experience the night elegance of the "Bird's Nest."

 

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Latif says:
Indeed good photos: Worldfortravel
Islamabad, Pakistan 02-Aug-13
Jenna james says:
It is a great and unique stadium. Tt has been opened as a great tourist attraction. And also serving as the center of international or domestic sports competition and recreation activities. More Photos: http://www.worldfortravel.com/2013/06/14/beijing-birds-nest-stadium-china/
02-Aug-13
Frank says:
New photo's of this project:

http://www.andyryan.com/index.php?gid=5015&pid=9174
Best, Netherlands 12-Apr-08
Naomi says:
Sneaking into the Beijing Olympic Stadium
Amsterdam, Netherlands 27-Mar-08
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Birds Nest National Stadium
Address
Olympic Green
China
http://en.beijing2008.cn/
Project is public!
How to get there? The Olympic Stadium is situated at the Olympic Green, at the North end of the city within close proximity to the Beijing International Airport.
Completion 4- 2008
Floor area/size 258000 m2
ArchitectHerzog and De Meuron
Client People's Government of Beijing, Municipality of Beijing
 
Project ID 1572
Latitude/Longitude 39°59'29N 116°23'24E
Contributed by Naomi
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