Architecture of the Games Magazine #2 – February 2019

This is the second edition of ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’. This magazine is available to read for free via electronic publishing platform Issuu. ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’ is a non-commercial, educational project and all contributors have offered their work on a voluntary basis.

Exactly one year ago the XXIII Olympic Winter Games took place in the Republic of Korea. PyeongChang 2018 will go down in history for multiple reasons; not only because of the participation of North Korea and the many memorable sporting achievements, but also because of the excellent organization of the event and the South Korean hospitality.

During the first week of the Games I stayed in Gangneung and visited events in both the ‘Coastal Cluster’ as ‘Mountain Cluster’. The photo essay in this magazine documents my visit. I wanted to capture the entire Olympic visitor experience; showing the part of the Games that is often hidden to viewers at home.

 

 

Preview

Year in Review: Website statistics 2018

AotG turns 5 today! We would like to thank all our readers for their continued support. We wish you a happy New Year and the very best for 2019!

Now 2018 has come to an end, it’s time to take a look at website traffic of the past year.

General (in comparison with 2017)

  • Page views: +47%
  • Number of articles: 307 (-30%)
  • Followers*: +26%
  • Day with the most visitors: 9 February 2018 ( Day of the opening ceremony of PyeongChang 2018. Also the most visitors in one day since the start of this blog in 2014.)
  • Day with the least visitors: 26 May 2018

*Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and newsletter combined

Where our visitors came from

  1. United States 31%
  2. Switzerland 7%
  3. United Kingdom 6%
  4. Canada 6%
  5. Germany 4%
  6. South Korea 4%
  7. Japan 3%
  8. Netherlands 3%
  9. Italy 3%
  10. Australia 3%

Most read articles in 2018

  1. PyeongChang 2018; Olympic venues in Google Maps
  2. PyeongChang 2018; Map Gangneung Olympic Park
  3. PyeongChang 2018; Current weather and snow conditions Alpensia & Yongpyong
  4. PyeongChang 2018; Draft Competition Schedule
  5. Tokyo 2020; New renders Olympic Stadium unveiled

Most visited pages in 2018

  1. Tokyo 2020
  2. PyeongChang2018_Venues
  3. PyeongChang 2018_Introduction + Venue Map
  4. Beijing 2022
  5. Publications

Milestones in 2018

  • January: The publication of AotG magazine #1.
  • February: Our PyeongChang 2018 Venue Map in Google Earth attracted more than 250,000 visitors.
  • October: For the first time AotG paid attention to the Youth Olympic Games. A special section for these Games has been added to the website.
  • October: New home page

Architecture of the Games – User survey 2019

For the past 4 years we have conducted an annual user survey. We are continuously striving to improve Architecture of the Games and your feedback will help us to find out what we need to do better. We also would like to give you the opportunity to provide comments and suggestions anonymously. Your help is much appreciated!

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New: Architecture of the Games Magazine #1 – January 2018

Today, Architecture of the Games announces the release of the first edition of ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’. This bilingual magazine is available to read for free via electronic publishing platform Issuu. ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’ is a non-commercial, educational project and all contributors have offered their work on a voluntary basis.

In ‘Architecture of the Games Magazine’ we take a look at the Olympic Games from the perspective of the designer. We will be paying special attention to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Other topics include Rio 2016, the new Candidature Process for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games and the Olympic Legacy of Barcelona 1992 and London 2012. In the last section you will find a report of our visit to ‘Olympic Capital’ Lausanne.

 

 

Continue reading “New: Architecture of the Games Magazine #1 – January 2018”

Year in Review: Website statistics 2017

Happy New Year!

Now 2017 has come to an end, I like to take a look at website traffic of the past year. Because there were no Olympic Games in 2017, it was a relatively quiet year.

General

  • Page views: +12%
  • Number of articles: +51% (437!)
  • Followers*: +35%

*Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and newsletter combined

Where our visitors came from

  1. United States 30,88%
  2. United Kingdom 8,19%
  3. Germany 4,81%
  4. Canada 4,80%
  5. South Korea 3,88%
  6. Japan 3,27%
  7. Italy 3,06%
  8. France 2,95%
  9. Brazil 2,81%
  10. Netherlands 2,63%

 Traffic peaks

  1. Second week of February: One year to go until PyeongChang 2018
  2. First week of August: London 2017 IAAF World Championships and Legacy Rio 2016 (one year on)
  3. Second week of December: IOC Executive Board meeting (Russian Olympic Committee suspended)
  4. Mid September: IOC Session in Lima (Paris and Los Angeles officially awarded Olympic Games)
  5. Second week of July: IOC Session in Lausanne (Descision on double allocation)

Most read articles that were published this year

  1. PyeongChang 2018; Construction Update Olympic Stadium
  2. 2024 Bid; List of Paris 2024 venues
  3. PyeongChang 2018; Map Gangneung Olympic Park
  4. PyeongChang 2018; Asif Khan to design building in Olympic Park
  5. PyeongChang 2018; Sport Pictograms

Most read articles

  1. PyeongChang 2018; Olympic venues in Google Maps
  2. PyeongChang 2018; Draft Competition Schedule
  3. Tokyo 2020; New renders Olympic Stadium unveiled
  4. PyeongChang 2018; Construction Update Olympic Stadium
  5. London 2012; Look of the Games

Most visited pages in 2017

  1. PyeongChang2018_Venues
  2. Tokyo 2020
  3. PyeongChang 2018_Introduction + Venue Map
  4. PyeongChang 2018_Look of the Games
  5. Beijing 2022

The topics that we have written the most about in 2017

  1. PyeongChang 2018 (13,9%)
  2. 2024/2028 Host City Election (13,7%)
  3. Tokyo 2020 (10,7%)
  4. Rio 2016 (9,8%)
  5. London 2012 (9,6%)

Architecture of the Games – User survey 2018

For the past 3 years we have conducted an annual user survey. We are continuously striving to improve Architecture of the Games and your feedback will help us to find out what we need to do better. We also would like to give you the opportunity to provide comments and suggestions anonymously. It takes about 2 minutes to complete the survey and all answers will be saved anonymously. Your help is much appreciated!

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