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Wired Profiles Roof of Hangzhou Stadium

Wired Profiles Roof of Hangzhou Stadium

In a roundup of “fantastical” stadium roofs, Wired looks at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Stadium in Hanghzou, China, host to the 2016 G20 summit and the 2022 Asian Games. The magazine reports how design computation was used to create a roof structure that resembles “a blooming flower” yet required 2/3 less steel to construct than a comparable facility.