by KCAP as Architects - Fri, 28 May 2010
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Within the preparations of Beijing for the Olympic Games in 2008, KCAP has designed an alluring, artificial landscape that incorporates a whole range of functions in the fields of sport, culture and leisure. The design is based on the theme ‘Human, green, high-tech’. Set on top of an underground grid, there is a park-like site with stadiums, plazas and other amenities. These were designed as a series of circular elements, an allusion to the symbolic rings of the Olympic flag. The multifunctional centre is not merely the umpteenth architectural icon to be added to the city, but embodies a new kind of environment where nature, urban life and architecture are intermixed in a relaxed way. The result is a multifaceted and sustainable area.
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