Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai (CN) The lakeside swimming stadium

Konzept

The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (SOSC) was designed on the occasion of the 14th world championships of the world swimming association FINA. The competition was won in 2008 in collaboration with gmp Architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partner and the construction was realised in just under two-and-a-half years. It consists of an indoor stadium facilitating several kinds of sports, as well as cultural events, a natatorium, outdoor pool and a media centre. The individual sites are conceived in such a way that they could be used for many different purposes after the world swimming championships.  

Water is the overall theme of both the park facility and the architecture of the stadiums and the media centre. It is also the element that connects the buildings. 

Spacious, dynamic plants surround and link the stadiums. Their striking, purist borders comprising of continuous bench seating provide appealing places to linger.

In the south, a sports axis with integrated playing fields links the main entrance of the SOSC to the Huangpu River.

Customer

Shanghai Sport Bureau, Shanghai

Project period

2008 - 2011

Size

360.000 m²

Country

Asia

Competition

1st prize competition 2008

Realization

WES & Partner

Partner

gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg

Photos

Julia Ackermann (1,4,6-9)
Marcus Bredt (2,3,5)
gmp Architekten (Visualisation)

Pictures of the project

Publications

Book

Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China

Jovis Berlin, 2014
Meinhard von Gerkan +
Nikolaus Goetze (Editors)

Oriental Sports Center
Shanghai (CN)

Project presentation
Internet

Aufgefächert: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center

www.detail.de
DETAIL - Zeitschrift für Architektur + Baudetail

Oriental Sports Center
Shanghai (CN)

Project presentation
Internet

gmp architekten: SOSC now complete

www.designboom.com
designboom magazine

Oriental Sports Center
Shanghai (CN)

Project presentation

Awards

Gold

Pools and Wellness Facilities 2013

International IOC/IAKS Award
Shanghai (CN)

Oriental Sports CenterShanghai (CN)

with gmp Architektenvon Gerkan, Marg und Partner