Those who watch ABC’s V The Visitors Series will agree that the Civic Sports Center And 2013 National Games Arena loks like the mother ship of Anna, the alien queen. This rather futuristic looking sports complex will be built in Shenyang in China by 2013, and will have an area with a seating capacity of 2000, a swimming arena, football, basketball, tennis, badminton, and volleyball courts and civic sports centre. Adjacent to Zhongshan Park, the complex has a total built area of 123,000 square meters and the architecture is based on crystal patterning found in nature.
Says the architectural firm Emergent:
“Our project is based on creating an artificial landscape for sports activities while also creating an icon for the Games. The roof of the Civic Recreation Center and Swimming Arena are interconnected to make this continuous, differentiated sports landscape connecting Park to city with cascading sports fields, pathways, and open space. This landscape features Soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis, badminton, and volleyball courts at various levels.”