Dongan, Chengdu, China
Atelier-SQ has transformed Dongan Lake Sports Park with a group of spiral corridors in bright orange color, creating not only a utilitarian structure, but also a rich visual experience for the visitors—thanks to viewing platforms of different heights.
The Dongan Sports Park contains one Stadium and three gyms— the main stadium with a capacity of 40,000 people, an Aquatics Centre, a Multi-Purpose Gymnasium, Multi-Ball Games Gymnasium.
During the FISU Games, the corridor focused on improving traffic efficiency, stadium and gyms will be connected via the terrace.
After the FISU Games, the corridor focuses on the interaction with the public space and the playground, increasing accessibility and enriching the landscape, and providing additional space for the operation after the games.
The corridor extends out from the terrace of the stadium and gyms, forming a visual experience of different elevations during walking.
The corridor spirals down to the center of the site and surrounds a children’s playground, forming an enclosed space with a sense of enclosure.
In the middle section, different height platforms are designed to create a good viewing point and the entrance and exit to open spaces.
The corridor forms various spatial and visual experiences while interacting with the public space.
The main structure of the corridor is a 1000mm thick steel box girder, with a hexagonal v-shaped column that spans 20m to 30m.
The orange color of the main structure inside creates contrast with the environment while highlighting the trend of movement.
The corridor skin is composed of two 3mm thick steel plates tied together.
The white sheet reflects the orange color of the main body and the green color of the surrounding, which makes the volume looks lighter.
Lightings are placed between two sheets, giving the bridge a rich layer of illumination at night.
Project: Dongan Lake Sports Park Landscape Corridor
Lead Architects: Xianshu Jin and Jia Liu
Design Team: Jiayin Liu, Hongling Du, Qingke Qin, Yan He, and Jialin Jiang
Engineering Design: Sichuan Provincial Architectural Design and Research Institute
Clients: CR LAND West China Region