Situated Sichuan Province, China, Studio Shift developed Miyi County Sports Center, the constructing 3,000 seat Sports Center offers a multi-purpose venue to accommodate sporting events such as badminton, table tennis and basketball. The main center is connected to smaller venues that function a 200-seat tennis court, a diving/swimming pool, and numerous badminton and table tennis courts. To unite the disparate collection of venues, an undulating metal roof encapsulates the system and defines the external boundaries of the constructing as it wraps down towards the ground plane.
The roof geometry responds straight to the span needs of the key venues. Various thin-film photovoltaic technologies are being investigated as vital components of the broad roof surface along with strategies to collect and re-use rainwater and maximize controlled, natural daylight. A panelized, glazing technique permits for selective control of glare and heat acquire through the therapy of individual panes. Varying opacities and tones are assigned to the glazing panels in response to solar position and orientation in an effort to preserve maximum developing performance as well as the individual performance of its athletes and customers.
The Miyi County Sports Center is bounded by linear parks on the east and the south which carry an irrigation canal and follow a natural creek, respectively. To the north, the Center straight interfaces with the major commercial and cultural Promenade of Miyi via a sports-particular retail program and the intersection of its primary circulation systems. At the principal concourse, a grand stair gives an entrance to the venues and casual, public seating in a zone of high pedestrian activity. The second key entry, on the eastern linear park, guarantees the activation of the green space. The sports retail plan and the concessions and services are connected and accessible through the main elevated concourse level hence bringing together the present with the new.