The basketball stadium in Dongguan, South of China, is one of the most modern basketball arenas in China. At a capacity of 15,000 spectators, it illustrates the great importance of basketball in China and Dongguan in particular. Its dimensions and state-of-the-art facilities are comparable to those of modern NBA stadia. Its elaborate design, the result of several years on-site, apprehends the aspiration for positive and unique design omnipresent in China. The design tentatively evokes the image of a basketball hoop: The circular perimeter of the concentric roof structure, a combination of funicular form and steel trusses, serves to suspend a light-weight net, the building’s façade. This filigree, double-curved cable net façade is probably the largest of its kind in the world and the constructional highlight of the project.
gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Preis des Deutschen Stahlbaues 2014, Auszeichnung