Masterplan and Renovation Concept
MANICA Architecture has led the redesign concepts for the Gong Ti (Workers) Masterplan and Stadium renovation. As one of the listed Top 10 important buildings as designated by Chairman Mao, the Workers Stadium site is in the heart of central Beijing, and remains one of the most successful and active sports facilities in the country.
Recent developments include a vibrant entertainment district, and the MANICA plan seeks to continue that momentum by developing additional sport, entertainment, and business facilities throughout. The new covering over the stadium protects the historical building and brings it into compliance with the coverage requirements of international football facilities.
The “shield” serves to provide a light and airy covering over the existing stadium, seating tiers, and surrounding plazas - allowing the venue to be utilized more flexibily throughout the year.
Additional renovations to the stadium may include removal of the atheltic track, improved accommodation in the seating tiers and concourses for the spectators, and upgraded VIP amenities.
The “shield” concept is under consideration by the Beijing Authorities and plans to advance the stadium improvements are anticipated to occur shortly thereafter. Improvements and renovations to the surrounding site and masterplan have been initiated and are ongoing.
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