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OOPEAA is part of the Finnish Olympic Design Group designing a proposal for the Winter Olympics in China in 2022

posted on April 19th 2017 in News

The Finnish Olympic Design Group is among the five finalists competing for the task of designing the Nordic Sports Park for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. The group is composed of six Finnish architecture and engineering offices along with sports experts from Finland. The final decision on the winning proposal will be announced in May this year.

The plan develops a proposal for a Nordic venue cluster that provides facilities for ski jumping, cross-country skiing and biathlon in three separate centers. It is located in the Valley of Shu Hua, a site with a unique cultural history and a population of 120 000 with the majority of the people currently living in small villages. With an emphasis on sustainability, the goal is to create a functionally efficient Olympic venue that can be transformed after the Olympics to serve the needs of the local community in the long run. The site is located about 200 km away from Beijing and it will be connected to city by a fast train.

The members of the multidisciplinary team of the Finnish Olympic Design Group are PES Architects, OOPEAA, Tengbom Eriksson Architects, VSU Landscape Architects, FCG Finnish Consulting Group, A Engineers and Lahti Events with Janne Leskinen and Marjo Matikainen-Kallström as experts on Nordic winter sports.