PyeongChang 2018; POCOG hands over International Broadcast Centre to OBS

International Broadcast Centre Facts & Figures

  • Location: PyeongChang Mountain Cluster, Alpensia resort
  • Construction Start: December 2015
  • IBC Shell Completion: May 2017
  • IBC Handover to OBS: 5 June 2017
  • Site Area: 122,410.02 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area: 51,024.15 sqm
  • Functional Space Area
  • OBS and RHB broadcast space: Approx. 34,000 sqm
  • POCOG & OBS Offices: 5,765,54 sqm
  • Common Services: 1,812.04 sqm

 

Floors

  • (Ground floor) RHB compartments, common service area, OBS Offices
  • (1st floor) Common service area
  • (2nd floor) OBS offices
  • (3rd floor) OBS & POCOG offices
  • (4th floor) Rooftop TV Studios

 

Structure

  • 6,700 tonnes of steel used in the construction of the IBC
  • 616 foundation bearing piles support the structure

 

Building Size

  • Height: 28.55m
  • Length: 290m
  • Width: 139m
  • Parking Lots: 502
  • Number of Elevators: Two for people (capacity: 24 people), One for people & cargo (capacity: 38 people)
  • Air Handing Units (AHU): If all the AHUs were connected altogether, the total length would be 13.64km
  • Bus Ducts: If all the bus ducts were connected altogether, the total length would be 14.5km
  • Power : 14400 kVA

 

Photos

Photo courtesy of The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)
Photo courtesy of The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)
Photo courtesy of The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)
Photo courtesy of The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)

PyeongChang 2018; Open Call for the Development of Olympic Art Posters

Press release by PyeongChang 2018;


[Open Call for the Development of Art Posters for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018]

<Open Call for the Development of Art Posters for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018> will generate public interest and create an opportunity for the cultural potential and artistic values of the Republic of Korea to be known on the global stage through an open call for art posters for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, which will engage top artists.

Art Posters will promote the Olympic spirit and mutual understanding by engaging artists from different areas with diverse creative ideas and to spread the message of harmony and communication through the cosmopolitan festivity of the Olympic Games.

Please join us!
For more details please refer to the <Rules of the open call for the development of art posters for the Olympic winter games PyeongChang 2018> and the <Creative Brief>.

ㆍTitle
Open Call for the Development of Art Posters for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

ㆍSubmissions
– Mandatory submission: 1(one) main poster
– Optional submission: up to 2(two) posters in series*
– The optional poster(s) should be in association with the main poster, and their theme(s) can be chosen freely.
Up to around ten final works to be selected

ㆍEligibility
– Any artist from various areas (design, fine arts, etc.) who are of the age of 19 or over (born before 2 May 1998) as of the announcement date of the open call
– Individuals or groups of two persons or more (In case of groups, their representative has to be specified.)
– Collaboration with another artist(s) from the same or different area(s) permitted

ㆍSchedule
2 May – 31 Jul. 2017 Open call for the competition
18 May 2017 Briefing session (14:00, Place: Lecture Room 1, Education Wing, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (Seoul))
24 – 31 Jul. 2017 Submissions received
Aug. – Sep. 2017 Announcement of selected posters

ㆍEvaluation
– Evaluation to proceed according to evaluation criteria after creation of an evaluation committee of around seven members, which is composed of representative experts from the design and art sectors and from related organizations

ㆍGrants and Benefits
– Ten million Korean won for each of the final 10 (ten) winners (individual/groups) (hereinafter “the Winners”).
– The 10 (ten) Winners’ selected posters will be archived at the IOC as Art Posters as an Olympic legacy of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
– Exhibitions to be scheduled (at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea or the Gangneung Art Center, etc.)

ㆍContact information
– Secretariat for Development of Art Posters for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
– Email : olympicposter@pyeongchang2018.com
– Phone : +82-2-398-7962


 

Brief, rules and template are available to download here.

PyeongChang 2018; Introduction to South Korea (2)

The Korean Culture Lectures are a series of lectures by the Cyber University of Korea on the history, people and culture of Korea.

Segments

  • Introduction
  • Korean Wave, Hallyu
  • Korea, Koreans, and their ethnic identity
  • A brief history of Korea
  • Korean language, Hangeul
  • Korean marriage, family, and kinship
  • The roots of international marriages in Korea
  • Beliefs and Religions of Koreans
  • Korean education and upward mobility
  • Japanese colonial policy and its impact on modern Korea
  • Korea’s economic miracle: From foreign aid recipient to donor
  • Korea’s long road toward democracy: Modern history of Korea
  • The Korean “national character”
  • Korean culture as paradox
  • The Korean essentials

View the lectures on YouTube
Website Cyber University of Korea

PyeongChang 2018; Details torch relay unveiled

Map: PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG)

 

Schedule

2017
October 24; Lighting Ceremony Ancient Olympia, Greece – Leg 1: Greece
October 31; Handover Ceremony Panathinaiko Stadium, Athens, Greece
November 1; Arrival of the Flame in Incheon – Leg 2: Republic of Korea

2018
February 9; Opening Ceremony

 

Facts & Figures

  • 7,500 Torchbearers
  • Slogan:  Let Everyone Shine
  • 2,018 Support runners
  • Leg 1; Greece
    • 8 Days
  • Leg 2; Republic of Korea
    • 101 Days
    • 17 Cities and Provinces
    • 2,018 km

 

Read more about the PyeonchChang 2018 Torch Relay on this page.