Bird’s Nest: Herzog & De Meuron in China

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  • Directed by Chris Shaub and Michael Schindhelm
  • 2008Switzerland88 minutesEnglish

Many events for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games took place in the brand new, 100,000-seat national stadium, which because of its curved steel-net walls was soon dubbed by locals as the “bird’s nest. Bird’s Nest chronicles the five-year effort. Herzog and de Meuron, find themselves working with China’s largest state construction company, Chinese artist and architect Ai Weiwei, lawyers, and countless government bureaucrats.