The Olympic Green, an Olympic Park in Beijing, China was constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The National Stadium (bird’s nest) hosted the main track and field, Football and final competitions for the 2008 Summer Olympics as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. The twig-like structure and the bowl-shaped roof are the masterpiece of the project. It is designed by Herzog and DeMeuron.
The most unique feature of the structure is its “cushion” system which can fill the spaces within the building’s facade to regulate wind, weather, and sunlight. It can house 91,000 visitors and is a very popular tourist attraction for people from all over the world. Next to this site is The National Aquatics Centre (the Water Cube) which has a total floor space of 50,000 square meters with a seating capacity of 17,000 and was used during the Olympics for the swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water-polo games.
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