The new stadium and vortex like canopy references the traditional: a whirling dancer’s skirt, the whipping cascades of a desert sand storm, a spreading crown sitting gently atop the centre of Sport City, capturing and freezing the essence of its context. Seen from the King’s approach this glittering vortex symbolises the vibrancy of dance and the energy of sport. In all directions, the vortex gyrates and rises towards its erupting crown. The individual petals combined into a single iconic form become analogous to crowds of supporters rising as one - a true expression of the power of the sporting event to draw people together.
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