Work is moving ahead at the Hangzhou Sports Park in Hangzhou, China, designed by NBBJ architects in collaboration with CCDI.
The 400,000m² scheme is touted as the largest stadium in China, and features picturesque and sustainable public spaces.
Located on the Qian Tang riverfront, the scheme drew inspiration from the river delta as well as the flora of the nearby lake.
The green building will also include open spaces, walking trails, a tennis facility, retail spaces, community playing fields and an extreme sports area.
Construction began in December 2009 and is expected to be complete in 2013.
The project aims to achieve green building certification, and will employ energy and water-efficient strategies, and use renewable building materials, according to inhabitat.com.