Shanghai Oriental Sports Center
|Shanghai Oriental Sports Center|
|Capacity:||18,000 indoor arena
5,000 indoor swimming pool seat
5,000 outdoor swimming pool seat
|Construction cost:||yuan ￥2 billion
USD $ 313 million
EUR € 230 million
|Architect(s):||Gerkan, Marg and Partners|
The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (Simplified Chinese: 上海东方体育中心), also known as the Shanghai Aquatic Sports Center, is a sports venue that started construction on December 30, 2008 and was completed in late 2010.
It hosted the 14th World Aquatics Championships  from July 16–31. The center has an indoor arena seating 18,000, an indoor swimming pool seating 5,000, and an outdoor swimming pool also seating 5,000. The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center  is close to Huangpu River, next to Expo Park in Shanghai's Pudong New Area. The total investment was two billion yuan. The center is situated near the Oriental Sports Center Station on the Shanghai Metro.
The venue also hosted the 2012 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.
The arena was designed by German architecture firm GMP. The facility sits on a man-made lake that connects to the Huangpu River. The sport center's area is 34.75 hectares, the floor space is 163,800 m2. In the construction, the workers used 3000 tons steel to build the architecture.
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