Guangzhou Football Stadium

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Guangzhou Football Stadium
Object date 20.4.2020
Place of Origin Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Designer Hasan A. Syed, Gensler






by anonymous student

It is 2020 and the Chinese design industry is well established. Yet it is still possible to see a design proposal where the shape of the lotus is scaled up to build a stadium for the best soccer club in China. This is a typical way of creating “Chinese-style” design, not simplifying the image or the object, but directly using it. Interestingly, this proposal is by a foreign designer. The stadium raises questions about what decolonizing design might look like in practice.