Perhaps nowhere else in the Chinese capital can Beijing’s commitment and pursuit of greenery demonstrate better than Shougang Park.
Shougang Park is a former steel mill complex that has become a champion of the green lifestyle. It is now a convention center and hosts part of the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFITS) 2021.
Yu Hua, Design Director of Beijing Shougang Construction and Investment, said she hoped the redesigned Shougang Park can provide people with a “park-like” experience as it has been redesigned to be green with trees and flowers as well as green with construction is.
“Take a look at the CIFITS exhibition halls, they are part of our green, low carbon and reusable endeavor. We can also dismantle these steel exhibition halls for reuse, ”she said.
The park will also take part in the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The exhibitors at CIFITS have also made their way to make the other venues for the Winter Games smart, multifunctional and energy-saving.
For example, the solution from China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) No. 1 Bureau, which is quickly converting the Water Cube, the water center for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, into the Ice Cube, the sports center for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Yang Xiaoyi, deputy chief engineer at CSCEC, told CGTN that the Ice Cube is now smarter and more versatile as it can also transform into a convention center.
“Our solution ensures a quick transition between the three different functions, as quickly as 15 days,” he said.
The company also shows how technology has made the sports center “more sensitive”, even more loving: It keeps the temperature at minus 8.5 degrees Celsius on the ice surface, 10 degrees 1.5 meters above the ice surface and a stable 16 to 18 degrees for the audience.
Beijing Construction Engineering Group shows that new raw materials are superior for the roads and highways leading to the 2022 Winter Olympics venues. “They last longer and are better at absorbing rainfall,” a staff member told CGTN. “New street materials also resist frosting, which is important for the Games.”
The Shougang Group, founded in 1919, is working on transforming its former production facilities in the Shijingshan district into a new symbol of the capital with winter sports events, trade fairs and exhibitions.
To reduce air pollution, Shougang initiated its relocation to Caofeidian Port in 2005, the largest industrial relocation in China since the 1960s. The move also marked the high-end transition for Shougang.