National Stadium, Beijing

National Stadium, Beijing
By Peter23 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
 

1 National Stadium S Rd,
N of N 4th Ring Rd Middle, W of Beichen E Rd
Chaoyang Qu Beijing 100101 China
+86 10 8437 3008

geo: 39.992945,116.396509
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The architectural style of this building is an example of deconstructivism. from Wikipedia:
 
''Located at the Olympic Green, Beijing National Stadium was a joint venture among architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Herzog & de Meuron, project architect Stefan Marbach, artist Ai Weiwei, and CADG which was led by chief architect Li Xinggang... The design, which originated from the study of Chinese ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof, giving the stadium the appearance of a bird's nest. Leading Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was the artistic consultant on the project. The retractable roof was later removed from the design after inspiring the stadium's most recognizable aspect. Ground was broken on 24 December 2003 and the stadium officially opened on 28 June 2008.'' Read more »