NATIONAL SPEED SKATING OVAL
Beijing | China
Sport and Arena
Special Structures | Façade Engineering
Beijing State-owned Assets Management
Maffeis Engineering SpA
Steel | Glass | Standing Seam
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.