Inside Herzog & de Meuron Bird’s Nest

We´ve seen tons of pictures of both the exterior and the inner court of Herzog & de Meuron’s bird nest in during the Olympics. But what we haven’t seen is the intermediate space inside the nest fibers, a space which looked amazing on the early renderings.

But thanks to Edgar Gonzalez, we can see the colorful inners of the Bird’s Nest through Manuel Ocaña‘s Flickr.

Pictures after the break.

Cite: Basulto, David. "Inside Herzog & de Meuron Bird’s Nest" 01 Sep 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 Aug 2014. <>


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    Having a totalitarian regime as a client makes for good Architecture… No varying end user groups to placate, and no conflicting “opinions” on design. Let’s just hope this project’s legacy and contribution to Architecture will be a positive one. Onlt time will tell…

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    A singularly superlative masterwork.

    Compare this with London’s ‘design by committee, ruined by bureaucracy’ Olympic architecture.

    Well done HdeM and well done China.

    Five MOOS.

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    it can be only realized in a duo conditions of both globalization and highly concentrated political power. Beijing is treating whole world while giving a promise for further improved politically, economically and environmentally. It welcomes international observation and help.

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    that external pic…

    It’s a chinese soldiers cap?@!!!*!…
    Now that’s contextualism, or theme park?

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    Hello David,

    Beautiful pictures but
    do you now that Herzog
    the ideas and everything
    of the stadium has stolen
    from a Dutchman.

    So everything is fake what
    they are saying.


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    Can you explain a little more what your saying?
    It would be interesting to see what that “Dutchman” has to show.

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      Explain, ask Herzog himself and when we are
      honest and you know the world when they find
      out then you know that Holland say yes to him
      for to show it.

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    I never thought about this before, but I wonder how the outside structure of the bird’s nest was made.

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