The 24th Winter Olympic Games will kick off in Beijing on February 4, 2022.

The Sports Department of Chinanews.com launched a series of columns "Hundred Questions about Winter Olympics", aimed at popularizing Winter Olympic knowledge, answering hot questions, sharing interesting stories about ice and snow, and helping everyone have a better watching experience during the Beijing Winter Olympics.

The 72nd Winter Olympics 100 Questions | What's special about the main media center of the Beijing Winter Olympics?

  14 years ago, tens of thousands of news reports from the main press center and international broadcasting center of the 2008 Beijing Olympics were sent to the world, recording and disseminating this "unparalleled" Olympic event, from the opening to the welcoming. The final chapter.

  Today, the second phase of the National Convention Center, which is like "Kunpeng Spreading its Wings", is located here.

As the main news center and international broadcasting center of the Beijing Winter Olympics, during the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, "Flying Bird" will carry a "letter" full of ice and snow to every corner of the global village. Join in the grand event of winter sports.

Beijing National Convention Center Phase II.

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Largest scale of construction at the latest

  As the latest and largest new project in the Beijing competition area of ​​the Winter Olympics, the second phase of the National Convention Center project takes "global vision, international standards, Chinese characteristics, great power, and technology leadership" as the construction goal, and strives to become a "new era capital." Build a masterpiece of quality".

  On December 15, 2021, the main media center of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will be officially handed over to the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee for use during the competition.

According to the relevant person in charge of Beichen Industrial Group Co., Ltd., the main building of the second phase of the National Convention Center project has a "kunpeng spreading wings" structure, with its "birds" exterior curtain wall shape, highlighting the design concept of "building and nature in harmony".

  In order to further consolidate space and improve the efficiency and service level of the venues, this is not only the international news editorial department and TV signal production and transmission center for reporting and broadcasting the grand events of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics, but also the media operation of the International Olympic Committee and Olympic broadcast. Service company and the matchtime headquarters run by the media of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee.

  During the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the main press center and international broadcasting center of the Beijing Winter Olympics will serve more than 3,000 journalists and photographers from more than 100 countries and regions, and 12,000 reporters from more than 200 broadcasting organizations. The staff has become the first window for the world to learn about the Winter Olympics, Beijing, and China.

The second phase of the main project of the National Convention Center, with a total construction area of ​​419,000 square meters, is the latest and largest new project in the Beijing competition area of ​​the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Harmonious symbiosis of running Olympics in a green environment

  In order to demonstrate the concept of "Green Olympics", the second phase of the National Convention Center project was constructed in accordance with the three-star standard for green buildings and the LEED platinum standard of the United States.

The three-story roof garden of the conference center adopts an openable roof design. The glass roof of about 3000 square meters can realize large-scale electric opening and closing, enhance natural ventilation and natural lighting effects, and activate the smoke exhaust function.

  At the same time, the venue makes full use of renewable energy, designed and installed a total of 600 square meters of solar thermal system collectors, which can meet the demand of 17.5 tons/day of domestic hot water; the air-conditioning system in the main body can adjust the fresh air ratio to 70%, annual electricity consumption savings of about 31%, annual electricity savings can be used for an electric new energy vehicle to travel 54.5 million kilometers, 1363 laps around the earth.

  The east, south and north facades of the main building are composed of a special curtain wall unit-"bird window" shaped metal and glass curtain walls.

The 2,376 curtain wall units are connected to form a surface, just like a group of light birds, matched with the shape of the main building "Kunpeng spreading its wings", "like a bird's leather, like a rustle flying", demonstrating the smart rhythm of harmony between architecture and nature.

  The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics practiced the concept of "thrifty" hosting the Olympics, "borrowed" urban infrastructure to serve the Winter Olympics, and continued to serve the people's livelihood and development after the games, which became another innovation in Beijing's hosting of the Olympics.

The second phase of the National Convention Center is an important facility to strengthen the functions of the capital's international exchange center.

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will temporarily serve as the main media center of the Winter Olympics, serving media around the world, and will return to its original exhibition function after the game.

Beijing National Convention Center Phase II.

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All-weather service intelligent operation

  The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will not only be a shared event, an open event, and a clean event, it will also become an Olympic Games full of science and technology.

As the "field" of world media competition, the main press center of the Beijing Winter Olympics is no exception.

With the blessing of technology and meticulous service, this place will also provide the most solid guarantee for news media reporters.

  Zhang Lidong, director of the Engineering Department of Beijing Beichen Exhibition Investment Co., Ltd., revealed that the restaurant that provides catering services for the media will also be turned into a "smart restaurant." The robot restaurant has a total area of ​​about 6,000 square meters. Approximately 120 catering robots, including burger robots, wok robots, rice cooker robots, and snack robots, will be put into work, capable of serving thousands of people at the same time.

  In terms of epidemic prevention, the second phase of the Congress will rely on the Winter Olympics smart epidemic prevention platform to form an intelligent analysis system for the Winter Olympics video surveillance.

The system begins to supervise the epidemic prevention data from the moment the personnel enter the venue. Once an abnormality occurs, the system will alarm together, and can trace all the personnel contacted by the abnormal person during the activities of the venue to strengthen the management of epidemic prevention.

  During the Beijing Winter Olympics, a batch of multi-type service robots such as food delivery, delivery, guidance, sterilization, and waste removal will also be unveiled, creating a “unmanned” digital service scene and providing 24-hour convenience for news media reporters. Serve.

For example, anti-epidemic robots provide cruising and killing services. Waste removal robots can determine the capacity by themselves, go to the removal point, and then return to the temporary storage point.

  Kunpeng has spread his wings, waiting for the arrival of visitors from all directions!

(Wang Yu)


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