Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai (CN)

The lakeside swimming stadium

Concept

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.

Client

Shanghai Sport Bureau, Shanghai (CN) gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg

Project period

2008- 2011

Size

360.000 m²

Type

Exhibitions & leisure

Location

Asia

Competition

1. Prize, 2008

Realisation

WES & Partner

Partners

gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg

Photos

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

Project pictures

WES-Shanghai-Oriental-Sports-Center-03-Schraegluftbild-Foto-Marcus-Bredt
WES-Shanghai-Oriental-Sports-Center-06-Wasserfontaenen-Stadion-Foto-Marcus-Bredt

Awards

Publications

 

 

Gold

Pools and Wellness Facilities 2013

International IOC/IAKS Award

Shanghai (CN)

Oriental Sports Center
Shanghai (CN)

with gmp Architekten
von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

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