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herzog de meuron, Basel
Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) 
08
 

Our most important principle throughout has been to develop an architecture that will continue to be functional following the Games in 2008, in other words, to create a new kind of urban site that will attract and generate public life in this part of Beij Significantly, the Chinese themselves nicknamed the stadium «Bird's Nest» in the very early stages of the project, thereby essentially assimilating it as their own, before it had even left the drawing board. ...