The £300m Beijing National Stadium, situated at the south of the centerpiece Olympic Green, is a shocking historic point building, which organized the 2008 Olympic Games from 8 August to 24 August 2008. The opening and shutting services and athletic olympic style sports occasions of the 29th Olympiad occurred at the stadium. It likewise facilitated the Summer Paralympics from 6 September to 17 September 2008 and Race of Champions 2009. The stadium has a gross volume of three million cubic meters and is thought to be the world's biggest encased space. It is likewise the world's biggest steel structure with 26km of unwrapped steel utilized. The imaginative structure was planned by Herzog and De Meuron Architekten, Arup Sport and the China Architecture Design and Research Group, and has been nicknamed the "winged animal's home" because of the web of winding steel areas that frame the rooftop.