Shanghai Zhangpu Aquatic Center China

Shanghai Sports Complex, Chinese Aquatic Center, Swimming Pool Building Design

Shanghai Zhangpu Aquatic Center

New Sports Complex Building in China for Kunshan Municipal Investment Corp. Architecture design by KDG, inc architects

20 Nov 2011

Shanghai Zhangpu Aquatic Center Building

New Shanghai Sport Complex

Design: KDG, inc, architects

Date built: 2011

Shanghai Zhangpu Aquatic Center: Sports Complex China

Shanghai Zhangpu Aquatic Center, located in Shanghai commissioned by the Kunshan Municipal Government, is a sport complex that contains three different swimming areas, two heated swimming pools for training and competition and one outdoor swimming pool for the recreation purposes. The structure is solved with reinforced concrete and steel trusses, the facade is designed with U-profiled glass panels that acts as good thermal insulation and create a soft, light and wavy skin.

New Sports Complex Building in China design by KDG, inc, architects New Shanghai Sports Complex Building New Shanghai Aquatic Center Building

This new Shanghai aquatic center building design is out of the ordinary concepts, from KDG (Kalarch Design Group, inc) think that the contrast between the envelope and the content, between the organic shape and the straight form, is our best way to give our tribute to the water.

In order to emphasize the importance of the water and its influence over the design, the building is not a simple cylinder, the different floors are displaced in each level, not keeping the vertical line of façade, this movement creates outdoor spaces around the building and suggest the flow of the water.

Shanghai Aquatic Center building design

Shanghai Aquatic Center – Building Information

Architect: KDG, inc
Location: Shanghai, China
Client: Kunshan Municipal Investment Corp. Architecture
Project Team: Kang Qiu, Xavier Pages, Zhang Zheng
Civil Engineer: SIAD (Suzhou) Structural Engineer: SIAD (Suzhou)

Project Area: 18,873 m2 Project
Year: 2010
Construction Year: 2011

Shanghai Zhangpu Aquatic Center images / information from KDG, inc, architects, China

Location: Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

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