Original title: Winter and summer exchange of venues, Beijing Winter Olympics infrastructure is fully completed
With the approach of the Beijing Winter Olympics, various venues have gradually revealed their mystery. On November 22, the Beijing City Publicity Series Press Conference for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics-City Service Guarantee Special Session was held in Beijing. According to reports, the 8 competition venues, 16 non-competition venues, and 31 supporting infrastructure facilities in the Beijing and Yanqing competition areas, which were built by Beijing, have all been completed and put into use. Taking advantage of the preparations for the Winter Olympics, Beijing has also built a “Green and Low-Carbon Public Transportation Network for the Winter Olympics.” With the opening of Beijing Metro Line 11 at the end of this year, all venues in the Beijing competition area will be covered by the subway. Not only that, through construction and renovation, all competition venues in the Beijing competition area have realized the interchange function of winter and summer venues, forming a “Beijing Plan” that shares the achievement of sustainable development.
Comprehensive infrastructure guarantee
With the comprehensive completion and delivery of the Winter Olympics venues and supporting infrastructure that Beijing is responsible for, the construction of the Beijing Winter Olympics has been fully transferred to the construction of temporary facilities for the Winter Olympics.
According to Ding Jianming, deputy director of the Beijing Major Project Construction Headquarters Office, as of October 28, 2021, with the completion of the “Bird’s Nest” renovation project of the National Stadium, which is responsible for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics, The 8 competition venues, 16 non-competition venues, and 31 supporting infrastructure facilities in the Beijing and Yanqing competition areas that Beijing is responsible for construction have all been completed and put into use.
Not only that, just like the competition for gold and silver in the Olympics, Beijing has also won the “gold medal” in the construction of a green ecology in the Winter Olympics. The Beijing Winter Olympics built the world’s first 500 kV Zhangbei flexible DC power grid. The Beijing Winter Olympics therefore became the first Olympic Games in the history of the Olympics to use 100% green and clean electricity; Beijing became the first large-scale use of today’s most environmentally friendly The host city of the Winter Olympics with carbon dioxide ice technology; the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed rail has become the world’s first intelligent high-speed rail with a speed of 350 kilometers per hour.
Green buildings and ecological restoration projects have become the most beautiful business cards in the construction of the Beijing Winter Olympics venues. All newly-built Winter Olympic venues in Beijing have reached the highest-level green three-star standard, and the renovated venues have reached the green building standard through renovation. The Yanqing competition area fully implements the concept of “mountain and forest venues, ecological winter Olympics”, and the ecological construction and the construction of the Winter Olympics are planned, constructed and completed simultaneously.
Full coverage of Beijing stadiums and subways
Taking advantage of the preparations for the Winter Olympics, Beijing has built a “Green and Low-Carbon Public Transportation Network for the Winter Olympics.”
With the opening of Beijing Metro Line 11 at the end of this year, all venues in the Beijing competition area will be covered by the subway. It takes less than 40 minutes from Beijing North Railway Station to Yanqing Station via the Yanqing Branch of Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-speed Railway. From Yanqing Station, you can take a shuttle bus directly to the venues in the Yanqing competition area within 30 minutes. Eleven ropeways in the Yanqing competition area provide athletes with an alpine transportation network. It takes only 30 minutes from the Yanqing Winter Olympic Village at the foot of Xiaohaituo Mountain to the departure area of the National Alpine Ski Center at an altitude of 2,198 meters.
Li Gongke, the second-level inspector and chief engineer of the Beijing Municipal Transportation Commission, said that all road facilities for the Winter Olympics are in place. Road facilities such as the Jingli Expressway (Beijing Section) highway, the Jingzang Expressway overhaul, the National Highway 110 overhaul, and the Songyan Road overhaul are all in place to achieve the goal of planning and construction of the main passages across the competition area. The Jingli Expressway has completely opened up the high-speed passage from Beijing to the Taizicheng District, Chongli District, Zhangjiakou City. It takes about 50 minutes from Beijing Northwest Sixth Ring Road to Yanqing and 1.5 hours from Yanqing to Chongli, Zhangjiakou, providing safety for the race. , Fast transportation service. At the same time, six temporary traffic stations in the East of the Winter Olympic Village, the South of the Winter Olympic Village, the West of the Asian Investment Bank, Shijingshan, the Bus Detention Center, and Xiatun have also been completed, which will provide parking guarantee for the Winter Olympics service vehicles.
The barrier-free upgrade of transportation facilities will also be completed next month. At present, the municipal road inspections around the Winter Olympics venues have been completed, involving 1,000 blind tracks, ramps and 10 bus stops, barrier-free facilities in stations on the old subway lines, 59 stair climbers and 142 wheelchair lifting platforms. The completion of the previous period will lay a solid foundation for the transportation service guarantee for the Winter Paralympics. At the same time, the development of an intelligent bus guidance system construction plan has been completed. In addition, barrier-free information has been added to the “Beijing Transportation App”, and the configuration of barrier-free buses in urban areas will be gradually adjusted to ensure that the allocation rate of barrier-free buses in urban areas reaches 80% by the end of the year.
Yanqing Winter Olympic Village will receive tourism in the future
The Beijing Business Daily reporter also learned that through construction and renovation, all competition venues in the Beijing competition area have realized the interchange function of winter and summer venues. It is a creative “Beijing Plan” to enhance the operational capabilities and operational vitality of the venues. It is understood that the National Aquatics Center took nearly two years to realize the conversion of water ice stadiums for the first time in the world in 2019. The Wukesong Gymnasium has realized the 6-hour “Ice Basket Conversion” at a high level.
The construction and use of the Beijing Winter Olympics, the simultaneous planning and construction of “300 million people on ice and snow” have become another “Beijing Plan” for the construction of the Beijing Winter Olympics. It is reported that the 12,000 square meters of ice surface of the National Speed Skating Hall, the landmark building of the Beijing Winter Olympics, can make ice according to different regions and standards according to needs, and can carry out all ice sports at the same time. At the same time, through construction and transformation, the Capital Gymnasium Park has formed an ice sports park with 1 competition venue, 3 training venues, and 2 service facilities, making it the largest ice competition, training, and scientific research center in China. In addition, the Shougang ski jumping platform “Snow Fei Tian” will be built into an urban square with the theme of ice and snow culture. It is worth mentioning that the national alpine skiing center of Yanqing competition area has simultaneously constructed the mass ski trail, and the Yanqing Winter Olympic Village will be used as a tourist reception hotel in the future.
Senior tourism expert Wang Xingbin said that the construction and post-match utilization of the Beijing Winter Olympics venues have created good public service facilities and leisure tourism service facilities for Beijing’s national sports, leisure, and sports tourism. After the Winter Olympics, these facilities will Serving the whole people and creating good conditions for leisure and sports tourism.
Beijing Commercial Daily reporter Guan Zichen Wu Qiyun Ge Tingting