06 SHEN­ZHEN SPORT­ING BRIEF

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MVRDV’s Xili Sports and Cul­tural Cen­tre aims to help im­prove the qual­ity of life in the fastest de­vel­op­ing ur­ban re­gion in China. The 105,000-square me­tre project fea­tures a 20,000-square me­tre theatre-am­phithe­atre, a basketball-bad­minton arena, a multi-func­tional area suit­able for sports such as ta­ble ten­nis, foot­ball and vol­ley­ball, plus a swim­ming pool and a sig­na­ture el­e­vated run­ning track which weaves in and out of the four vol­umes. The cen­tre, de­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Zhubo Ar­chi­tec­ture De­sign, is lo­cated in a res­i­den­tial area along the Dasha Green Cor­ri­dor, which stretches be­tween the Nan­shan and Yang­tai moun­tain parks.

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