Beijing National Stadium by Herzog de Meuron, ArupSport and China Architecture was the centrepiece of the Olympic Green. Its design can be described as a perfect combination of elegance, simplicity and functionality. In this project, the architects and engineers have created a sports facility that is well-known as the Bird's Nest the world over and that has evolved into an important icon of the City of Beijing.
The Bird's Nest marks a milestone in stadium architecture. It represents one of the best examples of the integration of functionality and architectural design in stadium construction and lent the 2008 Olympics in Beijing extra lustre with its exceptional design.