(Beijing Winter Olympics) Visit Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village): Chinese courtyards interpret the Olympic philosophy

  China News Service, Zhangjiakou, November 29. Title: Visiting Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village): Chinese courtyards interpret the Olympic philosophy

  China News Agency reporter Cui Tao

  Walking northward along the Putrajaya High-speed Railway Station for about 500 meters, buildings with northern courtyard characteristics come into view. This is the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games athletes, coaches and delegation members provide services in accommodation, catering, entertainment, and leisure.

As the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics approaches, this "Chinese courtyard" will interpret the Olympic concept in a new way.

On the evening of November 23, the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics launched the first regular power load test and lighting ceremony.

The test covered all areas in the village, and tested the full-load pressure of the lamps in 31 athlete apartment buildings and 22 commercial spaces in the square area.

Photo by Chen Liang

  "Chinese Yard" Interprets the Olympic Concept

  Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) is one of the five non-competitive venues in the Zhangjiakou competition area, with an above-ground construction area of ​​135,000 square meters. The residential area includes 9 apartment complexes and 1 public complex, with a total of 31 buildings.

Each group consists of 3 to 4 small buildings to form a courtyard, and its planning and design draws on the design concept of a courtyard in northern China.

  The five-ring logo and the words "BEIJING2022" are inlaid between the yellow walls and gray roofs. The Chinese courtyard constructed with materials such as common stone and clay in the north embraces the Olympic Games once again.

  The last time was in 2008, the International District of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Athletes Village used a courtyard to showcase Chinese culture to overseas guests.

  This time, the Chinese courtyard has new connotations.

  "Courtyards are particularly important in traditional Chinese buildings, such as the Forbidden City and Beijing's Siheyuan, which are enclosed by similar houses. In ancient times, enclosed spaces were an important part of Chinese life. "Tsinghua University design team designer Wang Hao who participated in the design of Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) said.

  Wang Hao said that the 9 apartment complexes in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) all have a theme, which is derived from the prose poem written by Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic movement, at the Fifth Stockholm Olympic Games in 1912. The nine chapters in "Ode to Sports" interpret the Olympic concepts of beauty, justice, courage, honor, health, progress and peace.

  "We condensed the contents of the 9 chapters in "Ode to Sports" into 9 courtyards. At the same time, the arrangement of plants and sculptures in each courtyard will abstractly express the Olympic concept based on the meaning of the poem." Wang Hao said .

  Ultra-low energy consumption to create "Green Winter Olympics"

  Walking into Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village), the concept of running the Olympics in a green environment can be seen everywhere.

  In the athlete's apartment of Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village), sunlight shines into the room through floor-to-ceiling windows, and it is warm.

  According to reports, carbon fiber heating cables are laid under the floor in the athlete's apartment room. Electric heating is used in winter to directly convert electrical energy into heat energy to reduce heat loss.

All the electricity used comes from Zhangjiakou's wind power generation, which is clean, renewable, and environmentally friendly.

At the same time, the buildings in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) use new thermal insulation materials, and seal doors and windows to reduce energy loss and keep the interior at a suitable temperature and humidity.

  Yan Wenjuan, a staff member of the Olympic Village Operation Department of Zhangjiakou Olympic Sports Construction and Development Co., Ltd., said that Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village was constructed in accordance with China’s highest three-star green building standard. Through a series of measures to save land, energy, materials, and water, the Winter Olympics It is in line with the concept of running the Olympics in a green way and can fully meet the needs of the Winter Olympics.

  "Take water saving as an example. The sinking square of Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) adopts permeable paving technology, which can collect rainwater, water plants and flush toilets. Indoor sanitary ware adopts first-class water saving Equipment is more environmentally friendly." Yan Wenjuan said.

  In addition, all buildings in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) are constructed with prefabricated technology, and a steel frame structure system is built, which can be used continuously during the entire life cycle of the building.

  During the game, Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) can provide 1,668 apartments and 2,737 beds, which will provide athletes, coaches and team staff with an environmentally friendly, technological, warm and comfortable home.

  Intelligent service reflects "Chinese wisdom"

  Smart and convenient services are also the highlight of Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village).

  Walking into the athletes' apartment in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village), the most eye-catching thing is a smart bed.

The bed is 1.2 meters wide and 2 meters long. The whole is white, and the head and back of the bed are light blue. The bed is covered with bedding printed with the emblem of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and the mascot "Bingdundun".

  According to Wang Hongsen, a staff member of the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village venue operation team, this bed is independently developed by China and follows the principles of ergonomics. It can be raised and lowered freely, providing the best support for the human spine under different usage scenarios, and fully dispersing body pressure. Promote the blood circulation of the athletes and release the tension and pressure during the game.

  "You can use the remote control to adjust the angle of the bed according to three different modes of sleep, reading, and watching TV. You can also freely adjust the angle of the legs and head bed according to your own habits. The mattress also has a memory function. When the athlete is lying on the bed, the mattress will automatically adjust according to the curve of the body to keep the body in the most comfortable state." Wang Hongsen said.

  In addition, each room in the athlete's apartment is equipped with a smart door lock, which can be opened by fingerprints, passwords or swiping cards.

A controller is also set on the wall in the room, which can realize various functions such as temperature adjustment, intelligent infrared induction, and visual intercom.

An intelligent security system is also installed on the wall near the window in the room. When someone approaches the window, the infrared sensor will alarm.

  On the evening of November 23, the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics launched the first regular electricity load test and lighting ceremony.

In the night, the lights are on, and this "Chinese courtyard" will show a different splendor to the world.

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