A vibrant sports hub awaits the region’s best athletes when Malaysia hosts the 2017 Southeast Asian Games from Aug. 19 to 30.
Showcasing world-class infrastructure, the Kuala Lumpur Sports City boasts of a massive National Stadium at its heart. The multi-million project spearheaded by Malaysian Resources Corp. Berhad (MRCB) and Populous also features the refurbished National Aquatic Centre, the Axiata Arena, the National Hockey Stadium and a sprawling plaza.
Photos by Jasmine W. Payo and MRCB.
Aerial view of the world-class Kuala Lumpur Sports City.
KL2-The new National Stadium sits at the heart of the sprawling Kuala Lumpur Sports City complex.
KL3-Twisted blades wrap the National Stadium. The design provides protection from the sun and also allows natural ventilation.
KL4-A canopy walkway linking KL Sports City to the train station makes it accessible to sports fans.
KL5-The lit-up LED facade of the National Stadium. Like a big digital wall, it can flash images as each blade can be programmed into any kind of color or graphic.
KL6-Boasting a seating capacity of 85,700, the National Stadium looks just as impressive inside. It also features high-definition big screens and state-of-the-art lights and sounds.
KL7-Check out the pixelated seats at the National Stadium. It’s a design concept that gives the illussion of a crowd even if the stadium is empty.
KL8-Check out the pixelated seats at the National Stadium. It’s a design concept that gives the illussion of a crowd even if the stadium is empty.
KL9-The posh corporate suites featuring floor-to-ceiling glass at the National Stadium.
KL10-One of the modern locker rooms at the National Stadium.
KL11-The ice baths inside the National Stadium locker rooms.
KL12-The facade of the National Aquatic Centre.
KL13-A 10,000 square meter, single piece membrane roof from France provides shade for athletes at the competition pool and diving platform at the National Aquatic Centre.
KL14-A 10,000 square meter, single piece membrane roof from France provides shade for athletes at the competition pool and diving platform at the National Aquatic Centre.
KL15-The warm-up pool at the National Aquatic Centre has a movable floor that can go all the way up and serve as a multi-functional space.
KL16-The Axiata Arena, where badminton will be played, features a perforated steel facade.
KL17-The refurbished National Hockey Stadium.
KL18-The KL Sports City makes sure it has ample green space as thousands of trees and shrubs nestle inside the complex.
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