2018 Pyeongchang Speedskating Arena Proposal / Idea Image Institute of Architects

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As the main ice sports facility for the 2018 Pyeongchang winter olympic games, the master plan proposal by Idea Image Institute of Architects (IIIA) has expressed local natural specific characteristics which is very beautiful and clean based on the New horizons, which is the vision of 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games. Their design concept for the speed skating arena has beautiful shapes inspired by dynamic movement of speed skaters. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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The site is located in the Gangneung Coaster Cluster in conjunction with Bogwang phoenix ski Park, Alpensia Cluster, Jungbong Alpine ski in 2018 Pyeongchang winter olympics. Gangneung Coaster Cluster is the leading city of economic core cities in East Coast of the 21st Century. Situated in intersection node linked with several cities main bases, this site can bring strong city growth communicated through culture, sightseeing and historical places of that city.

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The Arena is integrated with management and serves the rink nearby so the main arena can minimize the running cost. Gyeong-po lake, a very beautiful lake placed north of the site, will be restored and through the existing stadium site south of the site will be connected by Eco sky bridge and under path. The main facilities are considered the connecting roads level, and each parking space is arranged near the main arena and management/serve arena. Connection with managements vehicle path are granted efficient and minimize of the parking flow, separated with pedestrian and Vehicle path totally.

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The inner space is open to the Gyeongpo beautiful lake, which is intended the legacy modes of the 2018 winter Olympic game. The Mass axis is considered with masterplan axis according to city growing axis. The multi leveled deck which contains Pedestrian Path to the 2nd deck level and Vehicle path to the 1st deck level is definitely separated.

Architect: Chul-Hee, Kang, Idea Image Institute of Architects
Location: Gangneung Sports Complex Area,  Kyo-dong, Gangneung-si, , Korea
Project Team: Jong-moo Kim, Yong-won, Kim Noa, Kim Eugene, Chun Hyeuk-jun, Gwon Seung-Hyeon,Yong Jae-Ho, Heo
Land Classification: Belongs to Natural Green Zone etc.
Principle: Gangwon-do, Korea
Function: Sports Facility (Speed skating arena)
Site Area: 455,073㎡
Building Area: 25,465.74㎡
Total Floor Area: 32,565.54㎡
Capacity of Seats: 8,019 seats (portable type)
Stories: B1, 2 Fl.
Height: 40m
Structure: Reinforced concrete, Steel Truss (Roof)
Finish: Aluminum Sheet, Metal Panel, Eco Louver, Low-E double layered glass
Estimated Project Cost: 100.4 billion KRW

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "2018 Pyeongchang Speedskating Arena Proposal / Idea Image Institute of Architects" 28 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=347560>