#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
#
A
Z
Liangping Sports Centre
Current
  • All
  • Architecture
  • Interior design
  • Urban design
left Guy’s and St Thomas’ Cancer Treatment Centre right Hongqiao Masterplan list Project list
#

Weaving nature into design

Liangping Sports Centre

  • Location Chongqing, China
  • Status Design/concept
  • Service Architecture
  • Sectors Arts and culture, Sports and leisure
  • Area 30,000m²/323,000ft²
  • Client Liangping Xincheng Investment and Development Co

The Chongquing region in China is famed for its varied typography, rolling landscape and rich history. Our brief was to create a dynamic sporting complex here, one that’s modern and functional but respects the area’s local traditions and natural environment.

Our proposal integrates with the landscape, incorporating sunken playing fields that register as bursts of colour and life in the undulating hills. A series of levelled walkways connect the facilities, and give spectators views of sunken pools and landscaped gardens. The main stadium is open-aired; others are topped with steel and ETFE roof structures that flood them with natural light and connect inside with out.

The scheme features a considerable amount of imagery alluding to regional traditions. A lattice ring, for example, encircles the main stadium, referencing the ancient practice of basket weaving. And a flowing, ribbon-like canopy nods to red ribbon dancing. It also unifies the venues, provides shading and guides visitors through the complex.

Our state-of-the-art design– shortlisted in an international competition – integrates beautifully with the surrounding scenery and, through delicate visual metaphor, local history. It’s a seamless union of the man-made and the natural, in one dynamic design.

Read MoreRelated
#
#
带状天篷将所有建筑物连为一体。
#
贯穿公园的步行路线。
#
#

Inspired by the Chongqing region’s famous topography, our design cleverly integrates the sporting facilities with the undulating landscape, minimising disruption to the natural environment.

#
#
#
By subtly integrating elements inspired by the area’s history and culture, we’ve ensured our design is truly grounded in its location.
Roderick Tong
Project lead, Make
#

Masterplan of the site.

Loading next... Hongqiao Masterplan
#
close
View on Google Maps
plus
minus