Posted in Landmark, News Ink, Peoples' Places, Super-Architecture, tagged 2008 Olympics, Ai Weiwei, Beijing, Bejing Stadium Design Competition, Bird's Nest, China, Guangdong Olympic Stadium, Herzog & de Meuron, news, Olympic Games, Olympic Stadium, Solar PV System, Sports, Stadium, Technology, Video on April 16, 2008|
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Beijing’s $500-million Olympic stadium opens its doors to the media. Finishing touches are still being added to the 91000 seat venue.
Bird’s Nest, as it has been nicknamed, cost more than 500 million US Dollars and took fours years to build. It is called ‘Bird’s Nest’ due to the structural form of its roof. The interwoven structural elements of the facade produce a single surface, upon which further elements are arranged in a chaotic manner to blur the distinction between the primary structure and the secondary structure. The roof is saddle-shaped, and the geometry is developed from a base ellipse of which the major and minor axes are 313 meters and 266 meters respectively. The outer surface of the facade is inclined at approximately 13° to the vertical.
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Posted in Architecture, Discussion, News Ink, Peoples' Places, Super-Architecture, tagged Architectcure, Construction, news, Sports, Super-stadiums, Technology, Worlds Best on April 3, 2008|
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A sports business model that originated in America and is now spreading across the globe. Hungering for the kind of revenue needed to field top teams, a wave of stadium construction is sweeping through sports. But not just any stadiums. Super-stadiums.
The formula: Build new facilities with fewer seats and more luxury boxes, charge higher prices, earn more revenue, hire better players and reap more wins. Then turn around and raise ticket prices. Teams are finding it’s a circle you have to be a part of.
Click on the picture to take a peek into 10 New Super- stadiums.
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