• Dongguan Gymnasium
    © Christian Gahl
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Dongguan Gymnasium

Dongguan, China, 2014

The basketball stadium in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan is one of the most modern basketball arenas in China. At a capacity of 15,000 spectators, its dimensions and state-of-the-art facilities are comparable to those of recently built NBA stadia in the United States. The design evokes the image of a basketball hoop, where the circular perimeter of the concentric roof structure, a combination of funicular form and steel trusses, serves to suspend a lightweight net, the building’s facade. The filigree, double-curved cable net facade consists of triangular panels with insulated glazing. It is one of the largest of its kind and a highlight of the project.


  • Location

    Dongguan, China

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Awards

    Preis des Deutschen Stahlbaues 2014, Auszeichnung

  • Client

    Sports Bureau of Dongguan

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design

  • Roof diameter 156 m
  • Facade area approx. 11,000 m²
  • Steel tonnage 2,300 t
  • Total number of glass panes 7,822
  • Length x height of facade 500 m x 18 - 25 m
  • Seats 14,730
  • Total cable length approx. 44,000 m
  • Dongguan Gymnasium © Christian Gahl
  • Dongguan Gymnasium © Christian Gahl
  • Dongguan Gymnasium © Christian Gahl

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