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MODEL: The Bird’s Nest (national stadium) PHOTOS: WEN Fang, The Golden Brick : “ What are you looking at ?  ”, 2006; CAO Fei, Housebreaker, 2006. 16 Present-day period: frenetic, multifaceted urbanism In Beijing in particular, major building projects are under way, designed by leading international architects. PHOTOS: the new opera house, the headquarters of Chinese TV. 17 MODEL: The Bird’s Nest (national stadium) 18 Emergence of modern architecture Portrait of LIANG Sicheng (1901-1972), pioneer of modern architecture.

Compare them with the Beijing pictograms. These pictograms are based on the figurines depicted on vases from Ancient Greece. d) Which object do you think inspired the pictograms for the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000? e) On this sheet, which three sports are represented in the pictograms for Beijing, Athens and Sydney? 44 Pupil worksheets (ages 8-12) The icons of the Games, between tradition and modernity Sheet 3 > The torch relay Before the Games, the Olympic flame is lit in Olympia in Greece. It is then carried by torchbearers throughout the world.

Give some examples. 53 Pupil worksheets (ages 8-12) > Sheet 7 West (Level 0): Environment & urbanism a) Beijing, a changing city! Who used to live in the Forbidden City? What shape were the houses in Beijing? Draw one. These days, famous architects are designing surprising new buildings. Draw the model of the Olympic stadium. What does it remind you of? What name would you give to the building that houses the swimming pool? b) Protecting nature Air and water are heavily polluted in China. What are the main causes of this pollution?

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