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Grand Canal Asian Games Park Stadium completes roof grid

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated:2020-07-24

The Grand Canal Asian Games Park Stadium - in China's East coastal Zhejiang province - successfully finished the hoisting operations and the assembly of its roof lattice grids on July 23 - with the last grid placed on the top of the structure, marking the completion of the roof grid construction, local officials said.

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A bird's-eye view of the roof at the Grand Canal Asian Games Park Stadium on July 23 [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The stadium - one of 53 sporting venues for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games - is the only newly built stadium located in Hangzhou city proper and will host the table tennis competition.

Officials said that's what it was designated as a national sports centre in Hangzhou.

The stadium, which covers about 21,000 square metres, will be able to hold 7,000 spectators, over a total of three floors.

The roof grids were divided into 15 units assembled on ground and it took three months to hoist and assemble the grids using temporary supports, according to Su Fangsheng, project manager of the Grand Canal Asian Games Park.

This project is being overseen by the Gongshu district of Hangzhou.

In addition, the design and the construction of the stadium adopted building information modeling technology, which fully embodies the concept of the Smart Asian Games, officials said.

Moving forwards, the stadium will continue its roof construction and the erection of a glass curtain wall. The main body of the stadium is scheduled to pass inspection in March 2021.

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