The Olympic Sports Park new sports complex designed by NBBJ is located in Hangzhou, China. Drawing conceptually from the geometries of the nearby river delta, the flowing forms of the landscape planning are the principal means of organising the site, defining circulation and concentrating activities. An above-grade platform defines the ‘sports boulevard,’ which links together programs such as the main stadium and tennis tournament facilities.
On the ground level, pathways, gardens and plazas form a network of public recreation activities designed for alternative and extreme sports. Sunken spaces and courtyards lead to an extensive below-grade retail facility containing boutique stores, restaurants and a multiplex cinema.