From sports to culture
The Beijing Bird’s Nest Cultural Creativity Communication Co. Ltd., Beijing’s National Stadium Company who are the owners and managers of Bird’s Nest the main stadium for the Beijing Olympic Games, chose RM Architects to develop an interior design project focusing on promoting sport, culture and art and to host local and international events. The project occupies the north section of the stadium for a total of 15,000sqm covering 4 levels. RM Architects was in charge of 2,000sqm situated on the third and fourth floors, dedicated to an Italian Michelin Starred Restaurant and Exhibition Lounge.
The theme of the two areas is mainly dedicated to Italian culture and design, therefore RM Architects decided to take their inspiration for the design from Italian Rationalism expressing it through form, colour and materials evoking the simplicity and perfection of Rationalism in architecture. To complete the design idea, the Beijing’s National Stadium Company agreed to involve Italian manufacturers for the decorative materials and soft furnishings. Materials used and suppliers – ATLAS Concorde tiles, Targetti lights, Bisazza mosaics and Teuco sanitary ware. At present Riva1920, TOG and Kartell are involved in the supply of the soft furnishings.