Discovering the Factor of the Bird’s Nest Stadium as the Icon of Beijing City

Fermanto Lianto, Rudy Trisno


The expression of architectural forms is currently very diverse because technological advances influence it in materials and structures; this is understandable because public buildings are competing to attract the attention of visitors. The architectural work can also produce new structural works, which are expected to become a work of art that matches the spirit of the age at that time. The role of structural systems in the expression of architectural forms can produce phenomenal works of art so that the appearance of this building makes the icon for a city or even a country. This research methodology uses qualitative analysis by examining architectural theory and structure as a basis for consideration to become an icon of the city of Beijing. The conclusion in this study is establishing a harmonious relationship between architecture and building structures to produce a work of art. Thus, making the Bird’s Nest stadium as an icon of the city of Beijing by paying attention to local cultural values that have become an icon of the city of Beijing, sustainable buildings, metaphor concepts, and biomimicry. The findings of this study are that the Bird’s Nest stadium building is a hollow steel structure with high-tech steel, which synergizes with the expression of architectural forms, not making the symbol of the city of Beijing even making the icon of the country of China.


Architecture; Beijing City; Bird’s Nest Stadium; Icon; Structure

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