Olympics Stadium… the ‘Village Version’

Posted on August 9, 2008

China’s Olympics stadium, or the “Bird’s Nest”, cost around $500 million and took 7 years to build.

The stadium seats up to 91,000 people and will host both the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as all the athletic events for the 2008 Olympics.

Olympics Stadium... the Village Version picture

Apparently, this award winning design has inspired some Chinese villagers in Hangzhou city to build their own smaller and cheaper version of the stadium.

Olympics Stadium... the Village Version picture

10 bamboo masters spent 2 weeks and used nearly 1,000 pieces of bamboo to build the miniature “Bird’s Nest.”

They plan to use it for local sports events such as beach ball, bow shooting, loop rolling, etc…

Olympics Stadium... the Village Version picture

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Olympics Stadium... the Village Version picture
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14 comments
Adam
Adam

It does look a bit small but i doubt the village has need of a stadium for 91,000. Bamboo is still used for scaffolding in Hong Kong and China and I've seen it in at least one other country in asia.

Adam
Adam

Should really put some chess tables and a flower garden in there. It's certainly not large enough for any practical porting events.

I HATE China
I HATE China

That is the ugliest stadium I have ever seen and I'm glad the chinese built it because it suits them fine.

MadeinChina
MadeinChina

If you hate China, why are you reading news from China? It is beautiful. Inside is beautiful, you should see it. The Water Cube is beautiful as well.

Ace
Ace

This is the best stadium i have seen in my life. Just one question. Could you have done a better job? What have you against the Chinese? Are you jealous? The Bird's Nest stadium is a brilliant piece of architecture, so is the Water Cube and the othe Olympic venues.

Isabel
Isabel

What makes you have such strong opinion against China?Are you from Japan?

Alex
Alex

you could have a kick ass ninja fight in there...

DEan
DEan

Seems like a bunch of dumb farmers with too much time on their hands....

jez
jez

and youre sooooooo busey I suppose, thats why you got notnin to do but read blogs

Sukai
Sukai

The bamboo version looks a bit small for any sport events, it might just the camera's perspective...

Malabi
Malabi

Well, if you take a look at the humans inside the "bird nest", you see they are pretty small. So I think you could play beach volley and sports like that inside it.

clowangel
clowangel

Wow, that looks pretty darn good for something built out of bamboo. I'm amazed.

Gee-man
Gee-man

I gotta say, to build a replica out of just bamboo is pretty impressive. How practical that is, I'm not sure, but it sure looks cool.

killergabo (Allen)
killergabo (Allen)

good for them.... "why i should care?" i haven't the slightest clue...