• Suzhou Sport Center
    © sbp/David Sommer
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Suzhou Sports Center

Suzhou, China, 2018

The new sports precinct houses one main stadium, a natatorium and a multipurpose hall located amidst a green park landscape. The curved roofs and curved forms soften the buildings’ dimensions and embrace the traditional Chinese pavilion heritage.
The open roof in the main stadium was designed as a single layer radial ring-cable system structurally stable by a three-dimensional undulated shape. The swimming hall is roofed by a single-layer bi-directional cable-net structure in saddle surface form with 110m diameter; the enclosed multipurpose venue follows a similar structural design, however designed as a steel roof structure of 150m diameter. All buildings are supported by V-shaped columns at their outer rim.


  • Location

    Suzhou, China

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Shanghai

  • Cooperation

    AECOM (Construction Management), SIADR

  • Client

    Suzhou sport park co.Ltd

  • Our Scope of Work

    structural engineering from competition trough detail design and construction design supervision

  • GFA 372,000 m²
  • Natatorium roof cable-net structure,
    110 m diameter,
    3,000 seats
  • Main Stadium roof 250 m clear span,
    45,000 seats
  • Multipurpose hall roof steel structure,
    150 m diameter,
    15,000 seats
  • Suzhou Sport Center © sbp/David Sommer
  • Suzhou Sports Center © sbp/David Sommer
  • Suzhou Sports Center © sbp/David Sommer
  • Suzhou Sports Center © sbp/David Sommer
  • Suzhou Sports Center © sbp/David Sommer
  • Suzhou Sports Center © sbp/David Sommer

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