Xianyang Olympic Sports Centre

The Olympic Sports Center in Xianyang by PTW Architects was the main venue for the 16th Provincial Sports Games of Shanxi province in 2018 and will host the 14th National Sports Games of China to be held in Xian in 2021. The project includes a stadium with 40,000 seats, an athlete training ground and a lookout tower located on a 34 hectare site in the Beiyuan culture and sport district in the Shuangzhao lake area.

The concept design of the stadium, comes from a traditional instrument called a “Ding” and its form references the construction style of Qin dynasty, which is concise and powerful, reflecting the unique characteristics of sport architecture. The steel canopy of the stadium is circular with full cover and includes a prefabricated, standardised steel truss structural system forming its distinctive triangular patterned facade for the main stand.