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  7. Sports Center of Jinhua City / The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University

Sports Center of Jinhua City / The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University

  • 22:00 - 15 August, 2017
Sports Center of Jinhua City / The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University
Sports Center of Jinhua City / The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University, Main stadium. Image © Zhang Yong
Main stadium. Image © Zhang Yong

Aerial view. Image © Zhang Yong V-shaped columns. Image © Zhang Yong V-shaped columns. Image © Zhang Yong Trusses. Image © Zhang Yong + 19

Aerial view. Image © Zhang Yong
Aerial view. Image © Zhang Yong

Text description provided by the architects. Jinhua City Sports Center is located in the southern second ring road to the north facing the city gate, in the north lies the beautiful scenery of the Lake Water Park, the water floats from southeast, which is virtually the main vein through the city, to form a clear and vivid space axis.

Masterplan
Masterplan

Combined with the project of "sports building" features, the design refined "jump" as the overall design of the theme image, which forms shape and landscape design of the main elements throughout the architectural design to form a beautiful curve and surface, in order to present the cultural image of Jinhua Wu and express the strength and spirit temperament of Sport Buildings. 

V-shaped columns. Image © Zhang Yong
V-shaped columns. Image © Zhang Yong

The plan includes one stadium containing the total seats of 30130, and one gym with 5987 seats, and one swimming pool with 1616 seats.  The three main buildings are designed in the layout design like Chinese ”pin”, which forms a central square by centripetal approach. The structure and the site are designed together by two spatial spindles and a circular secondary shaft. On the east side of the main city road, the city is equipped with an open and sunken leisure Plaza facing the city. It combines the green space and the surface of the water to create the main entrance image.

Main stadium. Image © Zhang Yong
Main stadium. Image © Zhang Yong

The stadium canopy adopts the curved spatial structure system, which uses the truss arch structure and the shell combines, the horizontal projection is crescent shape, its length is 263 meters, the maximum cantilever structure is 44.5 meters, the highest point of structure is 42.4 meters.

Section
Section

The gymnasium is consisted by the two parts; they are the contest hall and the exercise hall. There are 4549 fixed seats and 1438 movable sports seats in the contest hall, on the first floor, the two independent halls are set up respectively.

Swimming center. Image © Zhang Yong
Swimming center. Image © Zhang Yong

The swimming pool includes a 50X25 meter match pool, and one 50X20 meter training pool and one playing pool. From which, there are 803 fixed seats and 813 movable seats in the contest pool. The training pool has wide vision and good lighting equipment; It can be used as children's swimming, teaching and entertainment places.

V-shaped columns. Image © Zhang Yong
V-shaped columns. Image © Zhang Yong

We used the V- shaped column as an important structural element of the building for these three venues, in order to pursue the rich rhythm and dynamic at the same time, and use the concrete pouring to reflect its premium, its solid weight and stable component itself. It has the obvious contrast against the lightness of the arched roof of the three gymnasiums.

Detailed drawing
Detailed drawing

Through the finite element analysis of the whole structure, we put the steel truss face to main vertical force component - V - shaped columns; makes the structural mechanics combined with the concepts of the sports building movement. In the course of construction, the spatial coordination and the angle of reinforcing bars of each steel bar are determined by space modeling, and the construction quality of the local reinforced bar region are ensured.

Aerial view. Image © Zhang Yong
Aerial view. Image © Zhang Yong
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Sports Center of Jinhua City / The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University" 15 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/877481/sports-center-of-jinhua-city-the-architectural-design-and-research-institute-of-zhejiang-university/> ISSN 0719-8884
Main stadium. Image © Zhang Yong

浙江金华市体育中心 / 浙江大学建筑设计研究院