Nanjing Youth Olympic Centre - Zaha Hadid - China

Youth Olympic Games opened in Nanjing. Nanjing and Jiangsu Province to pay at huge financial and human resources. Located south of the Olympic International Youth Exchange Center is to support YOG conference center.

The total area of the project on the ground of more than four hundred thousand square meters , including two high-rise building, are 258 meters 58 layers and 315 meters in 68 layers.Conference center height of about 47 meters, internal contain a two thousand of the conference hall, a concert hall five hundred, three function rooms, as well as in small meeting rooms, lounges and other facilities.

Youth Olympic games on the schedule in front of the two towers. 

Nanjing urban planning and architectural style are relatively tidy and neat. International Youth Exchange Center is full of charming and dynamic, just like a wonderful work in the city of Nanjing in the building.

Nanjing bring this wonderful work of the famous British architect, Zaha Hadid.

A major feature of this project is the exterior appearance of the material GRC ( glass fiber reinforced concrete ).

By GRC precast concrete panels, Zaha able to show a lot of double-curved shape on the building, its complexity is even more than Beijing's Bird's Nest. The entire project facades spent 110,000 square meters of GRC, basically created a world record.

Another miracle of this project is to start from the design to the conference center is open to use, only took three years. Such a complex design and construction, in such a short time is unbelievable.

Two thousand large conference room has been named as the Poly Theater.

Photography: Yin Jie