Beijing 2022 Main Media Center enters post-Games transformation

Photo taken on Jan. 10, 2022 shows the exterior view of the Main Media Center for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Xu Zijian)

Special: 2022 Winter Olympics

The Main Media Center (MMC) for Beijing 2022, which left fond memories for Chinese and foreign journalists, entered its post-Games transformation on Thursday and is expected to be completed in 2024.

Some landscape panels of the Winter Olympics at the venue will be retained, and the “Beginning of Spring” hall, which held major press conferences during the Games, will be retained as a permanent installation.

Chi Mingzhi, project manager at Beijing Construction Engineering Group, said the MMC, which occupied nearly half of China National Convention Center Phase II, had fully considered post-Games use.

Venue transformation also includes a plan to create intelligent venue systems, using advanced technologies such as cloud computing and the Internet of Things to improve service management and efficiency.

In the future, the building will be integrated with China National Convention Center Phase I to form a super-large exhibition complex of about 1.3 million square meters, accommodating various business and top trade exhibition activities. of range.

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