Basketball Stadium by GMP Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Apr 2014 7:02 pm | Stadiums

This basketball stadium is located in the city of Dongguan in the southern region of China and it was designed by the Gerkan, Marg and Partners (GMP) Architects practice offering a landmark for the large city which creates an identity for the inhabitants of the new Liaobu district.

The stadium can host up to 15000 spectators and it can be adapted for various sports events, being one of the main venues of the Dongguan Leopards which is one of the most respected teams in the country.

The designers wanted to integrate various elements from the sport into the structure, so they placed the stadium on a raised platform with a circular ring similar to the hoop of the basketball basket and a façade resembling the net of the hoop.

The color orange, which is typical for the ball is visible behind the façade and it defines the exterior structure of the arena while also featuring in the interior.

 

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