A new sports center in Quzhou, China, has started construction. Designed by MAD Architects—which has offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, and New York—the Quzhou Sports Campus is designed to look like a series of hills set into a park, disguising hundreds of thousands of square meters of facilities including a stadium, a natatorium, a gymnasium, a museum, a hotel, a youth center, and retail.
"MAD envisions a surreal, ethereal and tranquil artistic landscape in this modern city, like a mirage, that has the potential to become a place of spiritual belonging for the future of the city," the firm noted in a news release on Saturday.
The “Quzhou Sports Campus” designed by MAD Architects has just broken ground! The scheme embeds the functions of the sports park within natural forms, creating an earth-art landscape in the center of the city: https://t.co/LKyHwQUCI8 #architecturedaily pic.twitter.com/bhwpBVHNCN— mad architects (@madarchitects_) September 29, 2018
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