The 2008 Olympics will no doubt be the subject of many hand wringing articles Western newspapers as people gaze on Beijings spanking new super modern stadia, railways and airport. Of these, new marvels, the Beijing Olympic stadium, designed by trendy Swiss Architects, Herzog & de Meuron is the most original and interesting. The style may be imitated and may date, but of the stadium as ‘object’ style (as compared with Mexico’s landscaped form or Munich’s organic, pavilion style, this is the best yet. London should look at a re-design of their proposal, because it pales in comparison.
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