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WAN Award in Gold for the Soccer Arena of Jinan Huanghe Sports Centre, category "Future projects: Leisure"

The Soccer Arena of Jinan Huanghe Sports Centre, designed by HPP together with the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), won the Gold Prize at the 2022 WAN Awards in the "Future projects: Leisure" category.

WAN Awards is one of the most credible international architectural awards, which is judged by an extensive panel of top international experts to acknowledge and celebrate innovative, visionary and imaginative architectural works. As a heart of the sports complex covering an area of 63 ha, the Soccer Arena has a GFA of 275,000 sqm and 61,000 seats. The project is expected to be completed at the end of 2024 as the first professional soccer arena in Jinan. It will also be one of the first arenas in China for FCWC (FIFA Club World Cup). The Soccer Arena looks like a pearl on the Yellow River. With its overall round appearance containing a contrasting language of a round outside versus a square inside originating from traditional Chinese culture. The white ridge line of the building shell rises and falls like a wandering dragon outlining the geometry.