The centerpiece of Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 Park, this stadium is designed to seamlessly convert to a culture and events space once the Games end.
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The architectural centerpiece of Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 Park is the 365,000-square-foot Table Tennis Stadium with seating for 5,000 guests. The stadium had to be designed to the identity and heritage of this region, in order to become a destination not only for the Games themselves, but for residents and guests from around Asia long after they end.
Starting with a geometry inspired by the Cong, an ancient Hangzhou jade-stone artifact that takes the shape of a square tube with a circular bore, Archi-Tectonics used a parametric design process that optimized this shape to allow the stadium to efficiently convert from a sports arena to a performance venue. The process generated hundreds of iterations based on input criteria that optimized the stadium for both arena and amphitheater seating. Using the process, Archi-Tectonics was also able to achieve the complex diagrid facade with as few unique modules as possible, making for efficient coordination with international fabricators and construction teams.
The hybrid stadium/amphitheater—in tandem with supporting spaces like restaurants, VIP lounges, and retail areas throughout the building—creates a layered and dynamic environment: more than just a container for viewing sports or performances, the building serves as a fully-equipped events and entertainment destination.