London 2012; Innovation hub opens in former IBC/MPC

Plexal is Europe’s largest innovation hub, based on the 1.2 million square-foot former London Olympics Press & Broadcast centre. Over 800 technology startups and corporate innovation teams converge at Plexal to imagine, design and create connected products that improve our lives. Plexal is dedicated to providing a world-class holistic suite of business services: innovation & accelerator programmes, in-house professional services, a makers lab for rapid prototyping, entrepreneurship training, mentorship, industry-leading events and so much more.

The centre is designed by ENTIQ, best known for Level39, Innovate Finance and Cognicity.

 

Read more: British Silicon Valley starts up at London Olympic Park (The Times)

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)

Rio 2016; International Broadcast Centre / Main Press Centre

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

IBC/MPC

International Broadcast Centre / Main Press Centre

  • Architect; Aflalo & Gasperini
  • Year completed; 2016
  • MPC
    • Built area; 77.000m2
    • Floors; 24 (17 office floors)
    • Opened 24 hours a day during the Olympics
  • IBC
    • Capacity; 10.000 journalists
    • Studios; 12, 5.000m2/each

 

HOTEL

  • Year completed; 2016
  • Capacity; 404 Rooms
  • Facilities; Swimming pool, convention centre, fitness centre and a bar

Sochi 2014; Main Media Centre opened

sochi media centre

With exactly one month to go until the start of Russia’s first ever Olympic Winter Games, the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee has announced the opening of the Main Media Centre for the Games.

The two-story Media Centre, which is located close to the Olympic Park in Sochi, has a total area of over 158,000sqm and, along with the nearby media hotel, occupies an area of 20 hectares – seven times the size of Moscow’s Red Square.

Source: IOC [Full article]