Beijing 2008; IOC: Beijing’s former industrial complex Shougang district sees sustainable urban regeneration push


Shougang district, once the burning heart of Beijing’s industrial complex, is now standing proud as a monument to the city’s urban regeneration efforts. Cooling towers are being transformed into Olympic venues, blast furnaces into training centres and an iron ore storage tower has even become home to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games Organising Committee. Ten years on from hosting its first summer Olympic Games and four years out from its debut Olympic Winter Games, the Shougang district is getting a new look.

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Tokyo 2020; Resculpting the face of Tokyo ahead of 2020 Games

A very interesting article about the urban redevelopment in Tokyo ahead of the 2020 Olympics:

With less than six years remaining until the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will start July 24 that year, both the public and private sectors have launched urban redevelopment projects in the capital.


Read full article: The Japan News – Resculpting the face of Tokyo ahead of 2020 Games