Yangzhou Li Ning Sports Park
Yangzhou Li Ning Sports Park is built based on the principle that integrates modern city functions with traditional historical culture, thus creating sustainable modern sports facilities that reflect the contemporary lifestyle.
Located within the Sports Park in Guangling New City, the project has broken the building volume into pieces by adopting the design philosophy of landscape architecture. As an integral part of the park, the buildings reflect Yangzhou’s spirit of including both mountains and water in traditional parks by combining the artificial “built mountains” with the “natural water” in the area, which provides the city with a vibrant center with its sports culture.
In recent years, China’s sports industry has gradually transformed from prioritizing competitive sports to developing public sports. The design has kept up with the change, avoiding simplification in function deployment. Modern leisure sports functions such as rock climbing and trampolining have been introduced on the basis of traditional sports activities. Meanwhile, relevant derived functions have also been introduced such as sports training, health maintenance, and rehabilitation, and catering services, offering the community an area for complex activities.
Learning the lesson from previous cases where some stadiums ignored the operation after sports competitions, the design has been focused on the relationship between function and operation streamline in terms of the space, which promotes the consumption in related businesses such as rehabilitation and catering through the crowd from the stadium. At the same time, it also focuses on the multi-function and openness in using internal and external space, thus improving the utility efficiency and avoiding idleness.
The structure modeling has achieved the best cost efficiency by reasonably using concrete structure and large-span steel roofing system according to the span of the space. The traditional Yangzhou paper cutting techniques have been adopted in the building style, where the landscape was cut to a concave-convex effect on the ground. The convex parts are where the buildings are built while the concave parts become multi-function squares. The combination can be seen through the walking and run lanes indoor and outdoor, bringing a spatial sequence experience with a layered structure and rich visual points.
In the planning, the site water system has been used to create a rainwater collection and drainage system, and combined the landscape design and buildings, the natural landscape garden effects have been achieved; the earth-sheltered architecture improves the energy efficiency of buildings, and makes use of the roof space, which improves the green coverage in the area; the design has taken into consideration the features of public sports activities, making use of the natural light to a maximum effect and enhancing the natural light induction by the roof.
Architects : Australia PT Design Consultants Limited
Location : Zhejiang, China
Chief Designer : Shi Xudong
Developer : Li Ning Foundation
Total Area : 143,376 m2
Area : 51320.0 m2
Year : 2015
Type : Sports Center
Photographs : Zhang Xuetao, Gao Yu