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.

 

 

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PyeongChang 2018; Post-Games use of venues – One Year On

VenueTypeOwnerPost-Games Use
Alpensia Ski Jumping CentreExistingGangwon Development CorporationVenue for national and international winter sport events. Training facility for national athletes. Public leisure facility.
Alpensia Cross-Country CentreExistingGangwon Development CorporationVenue for national and international winter sport events. Training facility for national athletes. Public leisure facility.
Alpensia Biathlon CentreExistingGangwon Development CorporationVenue for national and international winter sport events. Training facility for national athletes. Public leisure facility.
Olympic Sliding CentreNewGangwon Development Corporation (for at least one year)Long-term plans are yet to be finalised.
Phoenix Snow ParkExisting-Ski resort.
Jeongseon Alpine CentreTemporary-Will be dismantled to restore the mountain facility to its original state.
Yongpyong Alpine CentreExisting-Ski resort.
Kwandong Hockey CentreNewKwandong Catholic UniversityMulti-sports and educational facility.
Gangneung Curling CentreExisting-Multi-purpose sports venue and youth club centre.
Gangneung Hockey CentreNewGangwon Development Corporation (for at least one year)Currently in use as a venue for ice hockey. Long-term plans are yet to be finalised.
Gangneung Ice ArenaNewGangneung CityMulti-sports facility for the public (after transformation).
Gangneung OvalNewGangwon Development Corporation (for at least one year)Long-term plans are yet to be finalised.
Gangneung Yeongdong Short Track Training VenueNewGangneung Yeongdong UniversityMulti-purpose facility.
PyeongChang Olympic StadiumNew + TemporaryThe Ministry of Culture, Sport and TourismOlympic Memorial Hall (to be opened in 2020).
PyeongChang Olympic & Paralympic VillageNew-Sold to private sector (housing).
Gangneung Olympic & Paralympic VillageNew-Sold to private sector (housing).
Gangneung Media VillageNew-Sold to private sector (housing).
POCOG Headquarters--The Ministry, PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG) and Korean Sport and Olympic Committee are currently in discussions to convert the office building used by POCOG into a winter sports training centre.
IBCNewThe Ministry of Culture, Sport and TourismNational archive and cultural space.

Source: One year on, legacy vision for PyeongChang 2018 venues is taking shape [IOC], February 2019

 

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PyeongChang 2018; Gangneung Yeongdong Short Track Training Venue

Location (Campus Gangneung Yeongdong University)

 

Photos

Photo: Gangneung Yeongdong University (link)

 

Screen capture video KBS News on Youtube (link)

 

 

Facts & Figures

Cluster: Gangneung Coastal Cluster
Zone: –
Built: 2016-2017
PyeongChang 2018: Short Track Training Venue
Post-Games use: Multi-purpose facility for the Gangneung Yeongdong University

IOC; Publication: The Olympic Stadiums of the Summer Games from Athens 1896 to Tokyo 2020

THE OLYMPIC STADIUMS OF THE SUMMER GAMES FROM ATHENS 1896 TO TOKYO 2020
The Olympic Studies Centre

This document presents the stadiums for the Olympic Summer Games which have hosted the athletics events and/or the opening and closing ceremonies. Thanks to their size and prestige, these buildings are generally regarded as the core centre of the sports facilities created for the Games. The document contains information on the stadium project itself, together with how it was used or adapted for the Games, its architecture, its particular features and lastly its post-Olympic use.

 

You can download this document here.

Tokyo 2020; Organisers cut crowds at sailing events over tsunami risk

Enoshima Yacht Harbour will host the Tokyo 2020 sailing competitions. Photo courtesy of The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 

Tokyo 2020 organisers cut crowds at sailing events over tsunami risk
Olympic authorities reduce crowd size to make evacuations easier

The organisers of next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo have decided to cut the number of spectators for the sailing events by a third so they can be quickly evacuated to higher ground in the event of a tsunami.

Source: The Guardian
Full article: Tokyo 2020 organisers cut crowds at sailing events over tsunami risk

Poll of the Month; February 2019

Should e-sports be included in the Olympic Games?

You can find the poll here, or in the sidebar of the news page.

 

Results poll of the month January 2019;

Which new Olympic sport do you look forward to watching in Tokyo 2020?

  • Baseball/Softball (30%, 7 Votes)
  • Karate (22%, 5 Votes)
  • Skateboarding (22%, 5 Votes)
  • Sports Climbing (13%, 3 Votes)
  • Surfing (13%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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