'jingzhou sports center' by DUO + china national sports group, jingzhou city, china
all images courtesy of DUO
chinese practice DUO and china national sports group have collaborated to design to 'jingzhou sports center' within
the downtown area of jingzhou city, china. positioned within the urban center, the 550 by 470 meter site will be dedicated to
athletic matches as well as the gathering of people for shopping, exercise, concerts and fairs. resisting the omnipresence
of deserted boxes in cities during off-season times, this masterplan intends to bring a purpose to the area, attracting visitors
throughout the year.
the tri-fold arrangement includes a gymnasium, aquatic facility and training center which have been linked with a roof canopy
that wraps the perimeter of the building. open-air and shaded courtyards for outdoor events are placed within the voids between
the primary volumes, creating a complex which merges cultural and functional entities. an integrated circulation generates
a theme park atmosphere, with activities scattered throughout the multiplex.
aerial view of the complex
view from the river
approach to the stadium
playing field encompassed with an elevated path
transformed for events into a concert space