Project Description

National Speed Skating Oval

Beijing | China

YEAR

2017

STATUS

On going

TYPE

Sport and Arena

SERVICE

Special Structures | Façade Engineering

FINAL CLIENT

Beijing State-owned Assets Management

CLIENT

Populous

ARCHITECT

Populous

ENGINEER

Maffeis Engineering SpA

MATERIALS

Steel | Glass | Standing Seam

SURFACE

26,000 m²

People

SUPERVISOR

Federico Bosetti

TEAM

Stefano Zilio

Nicoletta Dal Ronco

Photo Credits

Populous

Gallery

The speed skating oval is being built for the Beijing Olympic Winter Games in 2022 and located at the Beijing Olympic Park. The 12,000 seat arena has a distinct saddle shape roof and undulating curved facade. 22 illuminating light ribbons wrap around the arena’s translucent facade.
The arena is elliptical in plan with overall dimensions of 160 m x 210 m. At its highest point, the arena is 32 m high. The roof structure shall be constructed from either a cable-net system with perimeter compression ring truss or sagging steel trusses between the compression ring truss.
The 700 m long perimeter facade will be constructed from curved glass or other suitable materials to meet the client’s brief.