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89.Tianjin Olympic Center: “Water drop”    2008-09-22 13:51

On August 6, 2008, Chinese Women FootballTeam kicked off their first match of BeijingOlympic Games in Tianjin Olympic Center. Thismodern stadium witnessed the hard work andhonor of Chinese team again.

Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium served as afield for 12 soccer games during Beijing OlympicGames in 2008. Its distinctive shape is likea beautiful bouncing water drop.

Tianjin Olympic Center is located in the southwestof the urban area of Tianjin. It consistsof the sports ground and the comprehensivearea. The sports ground consists of TianjinOlympic Center Stadium, Tianjin OlympicAquatic Sports Center, Tianjin Olympic InternationalSports Communication Center, andTianjin Gymnasium. The comprehensive areaconsists of eco-business area, boutique businessarea and top residence.

The subject of sports area is water — the sourceof life. This area makes full use of the advantageof abundant water in the southwest ofthe urban area of Tianjin. It is built above thewater and has a distinctive shape like a waterdrop. Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, TianjinOlympic Aquatic Sports Center, and TianjinGymnasium are like three water drops abovewater with different gestures.

The environment in Tianjin Olympic Center isadvantaged, with large area of water forming abeautiful water-scene. Stadiums in sports areaare connected by water, shining each other inwater. It is really a poetic beautiful view.Tianjin is the biggest open coastal city innorth of China and a co-host city of 2008 BeijingOlympic Games. Tianjin Olympic CenterStadium is one of the soccer fields of BeijingOlympic Games.

The length from south to north of the stadiumis 380 meters, while from east to west is 270meters, and the height is 53 meters. It covers7.8 hectares, with a construction area of 158thousand square meters and a roof area of 77thousand square meters. There are 60 thousandseats for the audience.

The stadium can not only meet the need of internationalsoccer and track and field matches,but also have ancillary facilities like market,exhibition, meeting hall and fitness room tocombine leisure, entertainment, fitness, andshopping together.

The skeleton of Tianjin Olympic Center Stadiumis made of concrete with steel pipe in theroof, and the wall is made of sunshine board,metal and glass. The area of the wall reaches tomore than 70 thousand square meters, whichis rare in stadium. Seamless concrete designis used in the framework, without any seam inthe round length of thousands meters.

The stadium makes use of terrestrial heat asthe heating source, using three terrestrial heatwells and water-source heating pump. At thesame time, the artificial lake could be usedto refrigerate, which reflect the idea of energyconservation.

Tianjin Olympic center is in concert with thesouthern move of city development. It not onlybecomes the most important central area offinance, business and residence, but also createsa multi-functional business circle of internationallevel.    Editor: Zhao Jing
Preparatory & Coordination Committee of Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2008