Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena

The Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, also known as Qizhong stadium, is a tennis arena in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. The complex is located on an 80-hectare area, in the southwest of Shanghai, the Minhang District. It has a steel retractable roof which opens and closes in a pinwheel or spiral manner, with eight sliding petal-shaped pieces resembling a blooming magnolia . 토토 The roof enables the stadium to host both indoor and outdoor tennis events. The seating capacity is 13,779 people. The stadium was specially created to host the ATP World Tour Finals between 2005 – 2008, and was the largest tennis venue in Asia, until the construction of the Olympic Green Tennis Centre in Beijing. Since 2009 it has hosted the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, a ATP Masters Series tournament which began that year. It also served as one of the venues used for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic during their tour of China in 2007.


History

The stadium is located in Ma Qiao Community in freebie southwest Shanghai, this Minhang Center. The Shanghai Municipal Commission involving Construction and also Administration required international estimates in 2003, for building this stadium.

This winning wager was presented by Japanese people architect Mitsuru Senda and also his corporation Environment Design and style Institute(EDI), an system and landscape firm focusing on children's environments including colleges, museums, doctor's offices, sports features, parks, engage in structures, daycare stores, and real estate.

EDI experienced designed sporting activities stadiums inside Japan, such as Tokyo Tatsumi Worldwide Swimming Centre plus the Tokoname Municipal Gymnasium. Mr. Senda, a past President and from now on honorary member of the Architectural Institute involving Japan, established EDI inside 1968 having a design viewpoint to conform comprehensive planning along with the layout from the environment.

Just about every leaf, from the roof, was constructed on the ground beforehand. The way of testing each leaf on the ground was comparable to that utilized by China Aerospace, exactly where each roofing piece must pass a test, before it is usually elevated to be able to its place for final installation.