Gallery: Herzog and de Meuron Unveil Plans for Brilliant Naturally Vent...

A slotted roof system evokes urban scale and elemental simplicity. Aluminum panels are arranged with covered gaps in between them. These gaps allow air to circulate freely, keeping athletes cool and saving on ventilation costs. Natural sunlight washes over the grounds, reducing lighting needs and energy requirements. The lattice design adds pattern and texture, but also works to keep the weather out.

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