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Archi-Tectonics has designed the master plan for the Hangzhou Asian Games Park for the 2022 Asian Games, as well as two arenas. Nearing completion, the tennis table and field hockey stadiums have topped out bringing the 116-acre complex into its final phases. Once the Games end, the new interventions will adapt to new uses, “becoming a signature public recreation complex for the city”.




| 延续兵乓球竞技馆的灵动 |

Continuing the Flexibility of Table Tennis Stadium






The architectural centerpiece of the complex is the 365,000-square-foot Table Tennis Stadium with seating for 5,000 guests. The design of the stadium is inspired by the Cong, an ancient Chinese jade-stone artifact associated with the Hangzhou region that takes the shape of a square tube with a circular bore. Using this geometry as a starting point, Archi-Tectonics embarked on a parametric design process to determine an optimal shape allowing the stadium to efficiently convert from a sports arena to a performance venue. 









The final design creates a bamboo clad bowl that merges arena and amphitheater seating schemes, allowing the stadium to adapt the central viewing layout preferred for sporting events into an asymmetric, stage-centered configuration for performances. Secondary program spaces like restaurants, VIP lounges, and retail areas are incorporated throughout the building, creating a layered and dynamic environment that—more than just a container for viewing sports or performances—serves as fully-equipped events and entertainment destination.




| 轻盈通透的曲棍球竞技馆 |

Light and Airy Field Hockey Stadium





在公园的另一端有着5000座的露天曲棍球馆,它有着如半透明羽翼一般的屋顶。该建筑灵感来源于传统油纸伞的结构和材料,其羽翼屋顶为看台、赛场和入口广场遮挡了阳光,并将雕塑元素引入了公园。建筑师与结构工程师Thornton Tomasetti紧密合作,共同打造了羽翼屋顶的原型,并对其变式进行了多次测试,最终创造出了一个可以自由横跨125米的超轻质结构。


At the opposite end of the park, the 5,000-seat open-air Field Hockey Stadium is defined by its translucent wing roof. Inspired by the structure and materiality of the traditional oil-paper-and-bamboo umbrella, the wing roof shades the stands, field, and entrance plaza while introducing a sculptural element in the park. Working closely with structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti, we prototyped and tested several iterations of the wing roof, arriving at an ultra-lightweight structure that makes possible its 410-foot free span.









The playing field itself is set into a recessed oval-shaped grass plain that doubles as a landscape feature and can be converted to host outdoor events after the Games end, including concerts, night markets, and community gatherings. A curving glass facade encloses the lobby, supported by engineered hardwood and steel that creates a dramatic interplay of light and shadow. These high-tech forms and materials are softened by more traditional finishes—like the bamboo-clad interior walls—that make for an inviting interior experience.




| 支持城市增长的装置 |

Architectures that Support Urban Growth






During the early stages of the design, Archi-Tectonics “studied legacy public programming options to ensure the complex remains an active center of urban life for decades to come, designing the park and buildings to easily accommodate these future uses”.







项目配备了公共交通服务,并在公园下方设置了近60000平方米的停车场。此外,太阳能翼(Solar Wings)为室外照明系统提供了动力,让其在不增加碳足迹的情况下,使公园在夜间时也可以安全舒适地进行公共休闲活动。


Serviced completely by public transit, the project also incorporated 645,000-square-feet of parking space underneath the park. Moreover, Solar Wings power an outdoor lighting system, “allowing the park to be safely and comfortably used for public recreation at night without increasing its carbon footprint”.




| 对城市肌理的补充 |

Complementary to Urban Context






The design places the two stadiums at either end of the mile-long linear site and connects them with a promenade sunken below grade. Digging out the promenade makes it possible to shape the surrounding park into a landscape of rolling hills and wetlands without bringing in additional soil, adhering to a ‘zero-earth’ strategy to minimizes the environmental impact of construction. Several of the new hills function as nature reserves, promoting biodiversity and ecological conservation.









The promenade itself, called Village Valley Mall, passes under an existing roadway to create pedestrian connectivity across the site and is lined with shops, restaurants, cafes, kiosks, and outdoor gathering areas, positioning it as the social core of the eco-village. Sustainability measures are incorporated throughout the valley: store pavilions are topped with green roofs, custom-designed Solar Wings shade outdoor gathering spaces while generating electricity for the park, and permeable pavement minimizes storm-water runoff.