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“The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (SOSC) has emerged as a model project of German architecture and engineering skill”, is the verdict of the renowned architecture journalist Dirk Meyhöfer in his architectural critique of the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. Inaugurated in 2011 on the occasion of the FINA World Swimming Championships, the site brings together the SOSC swimming facilities, a multipurpose venue, and a press center, whose forms and materials harmonize as an ensemble. From an urban development perspective, its park grounds merge with their surroundings. In this volume, the SOSC is presented by the responsible architects and illuminated by means of images and plans. Dirk Meyhöfer comments on the ensemble in an extensive accompanying critique.