Project > National Stadium


Cooperated with HdeM Architects
Location Olympic Garden, Beijing
Floor Area 258,055㎡
Design Time 2002
Completion Time 2008
Seats 80,000


2008 National Best Project Design Award Golden Prize
2009 Prize of IOC & IAKS Gold Prize
2009 RIBA Lubetkin Prize Grand Prize
2008 National Quality Award Luban Prize
2009 Architectural Society of China Structural Best Design Award First Prize
2008 Tien-Yom Jeme Civil Engineering Prize
2010 Architectural Society of China Water and Wastewater Engineering Best Design Award First Prize
2009 Architectural Society of China Grand Creation Award
2008 Beijing Best Project Design Award First Prize

National Stadium

Located at the southern part of the Olympic Green, the National Stadium is the main stadium of the 29th Olympiad in Beijing, 2008. The main steel structure is constituted of thin-wall box all welded steel sections as a large-span truss interwoven ‘bird-nest’ structure. Gently and almost imperceptibly, the ground of the city rises and forms a plinth for the stadium. All the affiliated functions are covered under the plinth that makes different entrances more clear and reasonable, providing a panorama of the entire Olympic complex. Being a seven-story shear wall system, the stadium's stand has a concrete framework. The huge stairs are interwoven with the steel structure as formal elements. The roof of the stadium is covered by a double-layer membrane structure with ETFE and PTFE membrane.