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The designer behind the largest Asian Games venue in downtown Hangzhou

www.ehangzhou.gov.cn| Updated: March 14, 2022 L M S


A view of the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Gymnasium, which has a double-curved surface and fish scale-shaped walls. [Photo/hangzhou2022.cn]

The Gongshu Canal Sports Park, which will host the table tennis, breakdancing and hockey competitions of the 19th Asian Games in September, has been turning heads with its unique design since it was unveiled to the public.

Some of its most eye-catching features include a gymnasium with walls resembling fish scales, and a hockey field that is designed to look like an oiled paper umbrella.

The person behind the park's design is Winka Dubbeldam, who runs New York-based architectural firm Archi-Tectonics.

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